Many people are now discovering the health benefits of cayenne pepper.
Cayenne pepper is spicy but it is also healthy. It contains capsaicin, a pungent chemical that makes your mouth fee like it’s burning. The capsaicin does more than just heat up your meals. It also heats up the digestive process. It difinitely helps eases indigestion, gets rid of gas, banishes bloating, soothes constipation, nixes nausea, stops stomach pain and ends ulcer.
Cayenne pepper helps regulate bowel movements. Capsaicin gets the juices flowing and the muscles moving in your stomach to speed up digestion. It also increases blood flow to y our digestive tract, making it easier for your body to absorb nutrients form your food. This stimulates appetite and helps cures constipation.
Cayenne pepper lets the air out of gas. Capsaicin reduces gas and bloating because it encourages digestive enzymes to flow through the intestines, so food doesn’t sit in the gut undigested. It also kills the bacteria that cause gas when they feed off undigested food.
Cayenne pepper ends indigestion. Cayenne pepper may also cool an upset stomach if you hve trouble after eating.
Cayenne pepper soothes stomach pain. Capsaicin is responsible for cayenne’s ability to relieve stomach pain.
Cayenne pepper helps heal ulcers. Depending on the dose, scientists think capsaincin heals ulcers by increasing the blood flow around the stomach as well as the flow of protective mucus across the ulcer, while also killing H. Pylori, the bacterium that causers ulcers.
But be careful not to get too much of a good thing. If you have a history of gallbladder trouble, eat cayenne in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
3 Healthful Tips in Using Cayenne Pepper
Start with a few drops of hot sauce mixed into your food twice a day. Work your way up to one teaspoon per meal. Use hot sauce made with pure cayenne or chili peppers so you know it has capsaicin.
Wash your hands after cutting up chili pepper to avoid getting in to your eyes and hurt your eyesight.
Make red pepper tea by steeping one-fourth of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a cup of hot water. Or take one to two cayenne gelatin capsules one to three times a day to get your dose of this fiery healer.
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