Cayenne Pepper

Spicing up your life has never been so good.

I love cayenne pepper. It adds a whole different spicy flavor and I enjoy it when I also want to add more color in my marinade or sauces. But if you would notice, some grocery stores place bottles of cayenne powder in the health section and for a good reason, too! Aside from adding some spice, cayenne works wonders for weight loss!

These babies contain capsaicin, a thermogenic chemical that will heat your body right up when consumed. Using cayenne pepper for weight loss will raise your body’s temperature, and cause your metabolism to go hyperactive! Cayenne can suppress the hunger monster while helping prevent unwanted binge episodes. Besides weight loss benefits, capsaicin improves your digestive system.

This wonder pepper can aid you to rid your body of harmful toxins that accumulate over time. Your metabolism’s metabolic rate is increased when toxin levels are lower helping you shed flab more efficiently. When it's mixed with lemon juice, it produces a natural detoxification in your system. That's why this combo is a popular detox water choice.

So how can you enjoy the benefits of cayenne pepper or powder? Here are some ideas to try:

Salad Dressing

Cayenne Pepper for salad dressing

Add a dash of powder into your favorite dressing recipe for a nice kick of flavor.


Cayenne Pepper for Burgers

Sprinkle some on top of patties before grilling them.

Baked Fries

Cayenne Pepper for fries

Add some cayenne powder with your seasoning too!


Cayenne Pepper for sushi

Please try this one. A platter of rolled, spicy goodness right here!


Cayenne Pepper lemonade

A refreshing drink hotter than Beyonce'.

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