Cayenne pepper has a good content of capsaicin, its active compound, which has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, diuretic effects and can also improve the metabolic function of our body.

This spice, cayenne pepper, has a rather spicy flavor that has been used for thousands of years to flavor many dishes around the world, and today it is one of the most consumed spices both for the flavor and aroma that it contributes to food, as well as its medicinal properties that have been used in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

  • It contains vitamin A, vitamins of the complex B, C, E and K. And minerals very necessary for our body such as calcium, manganese and potassium.
  • Its great contribution of beta carotene, makes it a remedy to combat oxidative damage by free radicals on body tissues.
  • As mentioned above, its active compound is capsaicin, which has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic action, thereby helping to combat cardiovascular problems and pathologies associated with inflammation of the tissues.
  • Another of the virtues of cayenne pepper is its power to stimulate secretions that keep the nose clean when congestion occurs.
  • Increases the production of enzymes and gastric juices to improve digestion and thus avoid bothersome gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas and pain.
  • Helps to lose weight in a healthy way.
  • It is not a fat burner, but it does help reduce appetite, while stimulating metabolism.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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