Cayenne Pepper Cleanse

The Cayenne Pepper cleanse is a special detoxification diet. It is designed to rid your body of the toxins that accumulate in the intestines and tissues.  Most advocates of the cayenne pepper cleansing diet also claim that they feel a lot more energetic by the time they finish the cleanse. For many folks, it may also help with improving focus, but there are additional benefits to consider as well, such as weight loss and better skin.

Of course, the main reason you will be losing weight is because you won’t be eating anything for a week to 10 days, so I wouldn’t exactly attribute that to the cayenne pepper. In all likelihood, you will gain some if not all of the weight back after you finish the cayenne pepper detox. The program isn’t really designed as a weight loss regimen, that’s more of a side effect of the process than anything and is expected to be temporary.

The Cayenne Pepper diet was originally created by a Doctor named Stanley Burroughs. He wrote about it in his book called The Master Cleanser. Essentially, the program is a fast as you don’t eat any food while you are undergoing the program. In the morning you drink the salt water cleanse, and throughout the day you drink the lemonade mixture. Due to the name of the book, the Master Cleanse has become probably the most popular name for this detoxification fast over the years, but in addition to referring to it as the Cayenne Pepper cleanse, it can also be called the Maple Syrup cleanse or the Lemonade diet. These are all popular terms for the same exact plan.
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What is Capsaicin?

Chile peppers are hot, spicy, tasty and even addicting, not to mention healthy. Chiles contain capsaicin, which often brings up questions of what is capsaicin, and what is a Scoville chart? People have enjoyed the spicy heat of chiles for centuries in their cooking, and even now we are just learning more about the great health benefits. Learn about the mysteries of chile and intriguing health benefits. About Capsaicin (Zostrix) This compound is found in a variety of peppers, and it is the magic ingredient in peppers that makes them hot. Popular hot peppers include Anaheim, jalapeño, cayenne pepper, Serrano … Continue reading

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What is Cayenne Pepper?

Cayenne pepper, which goes by many different names, is a red hot chili pepper that is used to flavor dishes, but is also used frequently for medicinal purposes. The plant grows as a perennial in tropical or sub-tropical climates, but can also be grown in temperate climates as an annual. It makes a great addition to a garden, adding bright color. Typically, the fruit is dried and then ground into a powdered spice, and so it is a favorite in hot spicy dishes. Chicken is often marinated in this hot spice in various cuisines. In fact, it is used in … Continue reading

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Two Delicious Capsicum Recipes

The Capsicum fruit is enjoyed by so many people around the world, either raw or cooked. Not only does it add great taste to dishes, it is also a very healthy food, considering the nutritional value of red peppers. They are a favorite for stuffing or added raw in salads, but also cooked or roasted. Below are two delicious capsicum recipes, one served as a side dish and the other as a main course. Fried Capsicum Ingredients * Several bell peppers, washed, seeded, and sliced julienne * Salt * Balsamic vinegar * Olive oil 1. Heat a couple of tablespoons … Continue reading

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Nutritional Value of Red Peppers

The nutritional value of red peppers certainly makes them a healthy addition to your diet. They pack quite a punch in both Vitamins A and C in particular and they are great anti-inflammatories. Here’s what you get from eating red peppers. The serving size is approximately 1 cup of red peppers chopped and raw and that cup would have the following nutritional profile: For example, 78% of its 46 calories comes from carbohydrates, 9% comes from fats, and 13% comes from protein. It is also important to consider the inflammation factor of the red peppers. It is normally around 126, … Continue reading

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Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce Recipe

When it comes down to it, cayenne peppers are quite a bit hotter than jalapenos. In fact, on the Scoville heat index, cayenne peppers range from 30,000 to 50,000. You can usually find cayenne peppers in fresh, dried or ground form in your local grocery store. These peppers are rather hot when they are picked right from the vine. If you take a bite out of a fresh cayenne pepper, you will experience the same kind of rush that you might from eating a lot of dark chocolate. This is from the endorphins that are released in your system when … Continue reading

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