They say some like it hot, right? Here’s good news if you love food with a kick (think: curry, salsa, or jalapeño poppers): eating spicy foods has more health benefits than you probably realise. In particular, cayenne pepper is more than just a red-hot spice that adds extra flavour to your tacos—it can also help you burn calories, ditch cold symptoms, and more. Cayenne pepper can stimulate your body’s circulation and reduce acidity; it’s a powerful, spicy little pepper that offers many health benefits.
Cayenne pepper is typically added to food in either its natural or powdered form, and some people use it as a cream or capsule in order to take advantage of its detoxifying properties.
Cayenne pepper benefits are numerous and effective; it’s used to help digestion, including heal upset stomach, slow intestinal gas, stop stomach pain, stop diarrhoea and as a natural remedy for cramps. It’s also used for conditions of the heart and blood vessels – including to improve poor circulation, reverse excessive blood clotting, lower high cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
When consumed, cayenne pepper has the power to relieve a toothache, seasickness, alcoholism, malaria and fever; it’s also used to help people who have difficulty swallowing. When applied topically, cayenne pepper benefits the skin, too. It alleviates pain caused by shingles, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and even as part of a natural remedy for fibromyalgia.
The fruit of the capsicum plant contains a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is being studied to test its ability to reduce pain sensations when applied to the skin, and research indicates that it would be effective as a remedy for headaches (including migraines), potential cure for osteoarthritis and other painful conditions.
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As well as all the benefits of the original NaturAlly FED Kombucha brew, Valentine also cen help:
- WEIGHT LOSS: Cayenne is considered a slimming spice for a reason. Studies have suggested it may help curb appetite as well as increase calorie burn during digestion. Add a dash of the hot stuff to your plate for a fast-moving metabolism.
- COLDS: Feeling stuffy? Sprinkle some cayenne in your cup of tea. It’s known to help clear your nasal passages, so you feel less blocked-up during cold and flu season.
- PAIN RELIEF: Cayenne contains capsaicin, an active plant compound that has pain-relieving properties. Capsaicin works by decreasing the intensity of pain signals sent through the body, which is one reason why it’s often an ingredient in over-the-counter arthritis creams.
- ULCERS PREVENTION: Some people believe spicy foods can cause ulcers, but the opposite might be true. Recent studies have suggested that capsaicin helps kill bacteria, which may have a protective effect against ulcers, the uncomfortable sores that can develop inside the stomach lining or small intestine.