8/31/17 — cayenne

Lessens Inflammation:

Cayenne

 

Fun Fact:  Cayenne contains capsaicin.  Capsaicin lowers inflammation.

Fun Fact II:  For the last 9,000 years, topical capsaicin has been used as a pain reliever when applied to the surface of the skin.

Fun Fact III:  Topical capsaicin helps patients with post-surgical pain, low back pain, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

Benefits:

  • lowers blood pressure
  • promotes good gut bacteria (this lowers the amount of obesity that is tied to inflammation)
  • stops prostate cancer growth
  • increases metabolism
  • reduces arthritis pain
  • aids weight loss
  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • relieves cluster headaches
  • boosts immunity (because of Vitamin A)

 

Hot Tips:

  • For children who don’t like cayenne, use paprika instead.  It has capsaicin, although a smaller amount.
  • Sprinkle it on soups, sauces, and broths.
  • Add it to grains.

 

Tomorrow:

Want a way to use avocados, cumin, and cayenne?

 

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