Cayenne Pepper #bebetter52
Cayenne pepper is a hot chili pepper frequently used as a spice in culinary settings, but it also has health benefits galore. Many societies, especially those in China and the Americas, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. Let us explore the health remedies together!
Be Better is challenging you to use cayenne pepper this week. Add it to a meal to add some spice, mix it with water and gargle to help a sore throat, or make cayenne pepper tea during the week.
For example, the main ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsaicin. According to Heal South Africa, studies have shown that it causes prostate cancer cells to self-destruct. Additionally, it promotes heart health. Cayenne pepper can stop heart attacks, nourish the heart with vital nutrients, remove plaque from the arteries, and even help heal stomach ulcers.
It’s also important to note that cayenne pepper is very high in some key vitamins, such as vitamins A, B, C, K, calcium, iron, and the minerals potassium and manganese. It is highly beneficial for the heart because of its high concentration of potassium. Cayenne pepper's bright red color indicates its high content of beta-carotene – specifically, pro-vitamin A carotenoids. Vitamin A is often called "the anti-infection" vitamin because it is essential for epithelial tissues and mucous membranes.
According to Stylecraze, Cayenne speeds up metabolism. Therefore, adding it to meals may aid in weight loss.
Other notable benefits, according to 3fatchicks.com:
- It has thermogenic properties, meaning it tends to produce heat, so putting it in shoes and socks is effective in preventing frostbite.
- Putting cayenne pepper powder directly into a bleeding wound can stop the bleeding and help the wound heal without a scar or with minimal scarring.
- Cayenne helps control allergic reactions and can relieve toothaches, according to Lovetoknow.com.