Chili powder is a staple spice used all around India in various cuisines. Also known as Lal Mirch powder colloquially, this spice is treasured for its fiery hot taste which it gives to any dish it is added to. Chilies, from which this spice is extracted by drying and grinding, are abundant in India. Chili powder has significant amounts of vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system and helps your body fight infections and diseases. It also helps reduce free radicals in the body and is also known to reduce the chances of cancer. The wonder component capsaicin found in chilies also reduces triglycerides, cholesterol, and platelet aggregation in the blood, which contributes in improves heart health. It also prevents the formation of blood clots, which is again a plus for heart health.