Dried chilli peppers contain powerful antioxidants and can provide the following health benefits: fight inflammation, provide natural pain relief, reduce blood cholesterol, protect the stomach lining and prevent stomach ulcers, help prevent diabetes, boost metabolism, help you lose weight, stop the spread of prostate cancer and can kill lung and pancreatic cancer cells.
I find it strange that some Ayurvedic doctors tell you that chilli peppers are not good for you. The Ayurved was written more than 5000 years ago while the chilli was brought to India towards the end of the 15th Century by Portuguese navigators. So when the Ayurved text was written there were no chilli peppers in India.
With all the benefits it provides you with, the chilly pepper is definitely a superfood and should be added to your diet.