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 numerous cuisines around the world, whether it is fresh, dried, or powdered. Of course, it is the main ingredient in hot sauces used on ribs or wings, for example. It is also commonly used as a spread on deli sandwiches to add a little kick. Of late, it is also being used in beverages. Some of the most popular cayenne pepper recipes include buffalo wings, pretzels, and shrimp Alfredo.
Aside from its use in recipes, the cayenne pepper benefits are numerous, such as with helping with weight loss by speeding up the metabolism. It is also believed to immediately stop a heart attack within seconds, as well as kill various types of cancer cells. It is also believed to help adjust blood pressure in those with hypertension.
Anyone who has high cholesterol would also benefit from using this hot spice as it is believed to assist with reducing cholesterol levels. It is said to also greatly benefit the digestive system, helping with elimination for those who often suffer from constipation, and helps to heal ulcers in the intestines and the stomach. These are just a few of the miraculous remedies associated with the spice and these benefits are partly why cayenne is used in the Master Cleanse.
Along with all the good associated with the spicy pepper though, there are some cayenne side effects to worry about. The heat level can be too much for some and this can make consuming it uncomfortable for some people. In addition to that, there is dealing with bowel movements is after having ingested the pepper. The sensation can be excessively hot and burning in the anus if you ate too much of it, so easy on the hot stuff!
Obviously, one cannot compare the side effects associated with cayenne when it is aside all the benefits that it provides. Furthermore, it is rich in many vitamins and nutrients, although it may not be a true contribution to one’s health in this way because it is usually consumed in such small servings. Nonetheless, it is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C and also contains riboflavin, manganese, and potassium.