these are the really hot health benefits

these are the really hot health benefits
these are the really hot health benefits

Cayenne pepper is healthy: the red pepper is not only packed with antioxidants and rich in vitamins A, C, B6 and K, but it also contains capsaicin. This active substance in cayenne pepper is the cause of the spicy taste and has a lot of health benefits. Time to spice it up!

Cayenne pepper: it is that healthy

In addition to all the health benefits of the antioxidants and vitamins in the cayenne pepper, the active substance capsaicin really steals the show. Not only can capsaicin help you lose weight, but it can also relieve pain, improve your sports performance and lower your blood sugar levels, according to various studies. Cayenne pepper is therefore very healthy!

NB! Before you run to the store to stock up on cayenne pepper, it’s good to know that these studies are quite limited. For example, the researchers used high doses of capsaicin supplements, which are not found in normal serving sizes of cayenne pepper. This often applies to multiple examinations, but it is a good sign!

Is cayenne pepper good for the heart?

The spicy character of the cayenne pepper not only makes you feel warm, but is also very healthy for your heart. It turns out that the substance capsaicin can help against inflammation that plays a role in heart disease, among other things. But there’s more. Research shows that people who regularly eat cayenne pepper are 13 percent less likely to die than people who never eat spicy food.

The reason? People who regularly make their food spicy have a lower risk of heart disease such as a heart attack. This could also be because the spicy lovers generally healthier lives. For example, researchers discovered that this group is less likely to add salt to their dishes. And too much salt is unhealthy for your heart. Ah!

Is cayenne pepper good for high blood pressure?

Cayenne pepper is not only very healthy, but also good for your blood pressure. Several studies show that capsaicin can help lower blood pressure. Take, for example, this study in mice: the researchers gave mice with hypertension a consumption of dietary herbs with capsaicin. What seems? The rodents’ blood pressure decreased. Scientists also discovered that capsaicin can help calm the veins, resulting in lower blood pressure.

Do you want lower blood pressure? Please be careful before taking supplements. Research shows that taking high doses of cayenne pepper supplements has been linked to dangerous side effects, such as irregular heartbeat or increased blood pressure. Oh dear!

Is cayenne pepper diuretic?

In addition to being healthy, cayenne pepper is also often attributed with diuretic properties. There is just no hard scientific evidence for this. If you retain fluid, it is especially recommended to eat a lot of fiber and vegetables, less salt and drink enough. Is this recognizable to you? This could be the reason why you retain fluid.

How much cayenne pepper can you eat per day?

Cayenne pepper is very healthy, but because of the spiciness – caused by the active substance capsaicin – you will probably not eat the peppers one after the other. Fortunately, this is not necessary. You need about 28 grams of fresh cayenne pepper or one gram of dried cayenne pepper per day to reap the health benefits.

Don’t scale up this number either. Too much cayenne pepper can lead to irritation in the mouth, stomach and intestines and sometimes also to vomiting and diarrhea. And we all know that there is nothing worse than a visit to the toilet after a dish that is slightly too hot…

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