Hot peppers are good for respiratory problems, clears sinuses, and helps you breathe more clearly.
They contain a lot of vitamin C.
Hot peppers contains capsaicin, a natural painkiller.
I’ve always thought there was a weight loss benefit, but can’t find anything to document that. Jon Benson has mentioned that in one of his books or articles too.
In hotter climates, they eat hot peppers to stay cool. Seems ironic, doesn't it? The hot peppers make you sweat, which actually cools you down. Sweating also helps remove toxins from your body.
And for some odd reason, they're just fun to eat.