Wellness Wednesday #5 – Cayenne Pepper

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Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!

Cayenne Pepper

This spicy member of the Capsicum family, or chili pepper family, is quite beneficial to your body!

Of the components in chili peppers, capsaicin is the one responsible for the hot spiciness and is loaded with strong benefits. Cayenne has a high quantity of this component making it very hot yet very useful for many different reasons.

Promoting good digestion and reducing inflammation are the main benefits of using cayenne. Capsaicin helps stimulate the appetite while also helping your body burn fat. Acting as an anti-inflammatory, cayenne helps reduce joint pain, skin irritations, and respiratory illness.

Cayenne is an excellent source of carotenoids, a necessary antioxidant that helps repair free radical damage. Along with being high in vitamin A, there are other vitamins and minerals in cayenne such as vitamin E, vitamin C, B6, vitamin K, manganese and dietary fiber.

In order to benefit from cayenne pepper, it can be added to most any dish, with a dash of cocoa powder for extra flavor. But if spicy is not your thing, cayenne can be taken in a capsule to target more acute issues.

Personally I love spicy and add a dash of cayenne pepper to many of my meals. I also take it often in the morning in this Apple Cider Vinegar Elixir. It’s a great way to get your digestive system going in the morning!

How do you incorporate Cayenne Pepper?

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