6 Potential Health Benefits Of Cayenne Pepper

It has been revered for centuries for its medicinal properties and health benefits.  

Capsaicin is the active compound in cayenne pepper responsible for its fiery heat.  

It is also the compound behind many of its health benefits. Studies suggest that capsaicin may help reduce appetite and increase fat burning.  

The capsaicin in cayenne peppers has thermogenic properties, meaning it may increase metabolism and help the body burn more calories after consumption. 

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A meta-analysis published in "Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition" concluded that capsaicin intake promotes fat oxidation and may help with weight management. 

In traditional medicine, cayenne pepper has been used to stimulate digestive enzymes and improve digestion.  

It may help prevent stomach ulcers by increasing the production of gastric mucosal blood flow and stimulating mucus production in the stomach. 

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