Ways Cayenne Pepper can Improve your Health

Cayenne pepper is a strong, rich, hot and spicy powdered herb which offers a multitude of uses both in cooking and in consumption. It is rich in the vitamins A, B complex, C and K. It is also a rich source of the minerals calcium, niacin, iron, manganese and potassium. Many studies have shown that Cayenne Pepper has been proven to help ease, treat and prevent the following illnesses:

  • Heart Attack Treatment

To slow down the progression of a heart attack, the person while still conscious, should quickly drink a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of cayenne powder in it. The cayenne pepper boosts the activity in the heart and increases circulation to the heart. Also, when it’s consumed quickly it will lower the person’s blood pressure by widening the arteries which eases the stress load on the heart

  • Lowers Bad Cholesterol (LDL)

A teaspoon of cayenne pepper a day has been proven to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood and prevent the build up of fatty plaques.

  • Weight loss

Incorporate Cayenne pepper into your breakfast. Taking it first thing in the morning will suppress your appetite for the rest of the day, dramatically reducing overall caloric intake. It also boost metabolism leading to the burning of fat storage reserves.

  • Cancer Prevention

Cayenne pepper active ingredient capsaicin inhibits the growth of tobacco induced lung cancers and prevents liver tumors.

  • Cold and Influenza Treatment

Cayenne pepper helps to break up, thin and remove mucous from congested airways. This helps to relieve symptoms of colds and influenza fast and aids in recovery.

  • Joint and Muscle Pain Relief

Cayenne pepper’s active ingredient, Capsaicin stimulates a heat response in the skin, joints and muscles. The heat distracts the brain from receiving pain signals from the affected muscle or joint effectively relieving pain.

  • Wound Healing

Cayenne pepper is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Apply it directly to a wound to prevent and treat infections. Cayenne pepper quickly slows down the bleeding on a bleeding wound and helps to prevent scars on older wounds.

  • Headache and Migraine Treatment and Prevention

Cayenne pepper helps to relieve the pain symptoms associated with headache and migraines. Take the cayenne pepper in form of a tea or supplement it can help prevent and treat symptoms. Cayenne pepper naturally dilates the blood vessels.

Cayenne pepper can be added to practically everything that you may consume, vegetable dishes, sauces and curries. It comes in power and liquid form and even in a capsule making it very easy to incorporate into anyone’s daily diet.

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