Why Putting Cayenne Pepper in Your Food Can Make You Healthier Than Ever
Spicy food doesn’t have to be reserved for toughies who think they’re cool or people whoÂ just can’t get enough spicy food in their diet.
One of the most frequently used spicesÂ to make our food hot is Cayenne pepper, but did you know there are a ton of healthyÂ nutrients in this magical spice?
That’s right – potassium, calcium, beta carotene, B complex vitamins, vitamin A, vitaminÂ E and vitamin C, no wonder this “miracle spice” (as its often referred to) has been use allÂ around the globe for centuries to heal a number of health issues.
If you’re someoneÂ who prefers going the natural route when healing yourself, read on for some of the bestÂ uses of Cayenne pepper to help improve your health.
Improve your heart health: Cayenne pepper has the proven ability the remove the ickyÂ plaque that clogs the heart’s arteries.
Yep, that’s right, Cayenne pepper can help clean yourÂ arteries. By putting as a spoon of Cayenne pepper in a cup of water each day, your heartÂ will be healthier.
Cayenne pepper helps bring all the important nutrients to your heart,Â improves blood circulation by thinning the blood and it can remove toxins from the bloodÂ and can rebuild blood cells. Also, in addition to cleaning out your heart, Cayenne can alsoÂ help get rid of bad cholesterol (LDL).
Calm digestive problems: It may seem like an oxymoron, but Cayenne pepper can helpÂ heal stomach and intestinal ulcers.
It’s helps digestive system because by stimulatingÂ the “peristatic” movement in the intestines. Also, Cayenne can also help with cramping, gasÂ and acid reflux.
Hypertension be gone: As we get older, our blood pressure will invariably rise, butÂ Cayenne pepper can help lower it by regulating the flow of blood from the head to the feet,Â helping to equalize blood pressure.
Cancer teatment:Â Â Capsaicin,Â the main component of cayenne pepper, Capsaicin has been shown to slow the growth of prostate cancer cells in laboratory studies and rodents. 
Believe it or not, it does this by actually make the cancer cells kill themselves! 
And you don’t even have to eat it for it to be beneficial…
Capsaicin has also shown to have pain relieving affects in both women who had undergoneÂ mastectomiesÂ due to breast cancer and mouth sores that were the result of chemotherapy mouth sores caused by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.Â Â 
Fight infections and reduce pain: If you have Athletes Foot, you can also use CayenneÂ for antifungal infections.Â Applying the spice directly to your skin is all you need to do.
Also,Â capsaicin can help dull the sensory nerves and help soothe pain that’s caused by arthritis orÂ rheumatoid arthritis. Â Talk about a multi-use spice!
Now you understand why some people say cayenne pepper truly is a miracle spice!
From being able to help you lose weight byÂ stimulating your metabolism to improving your heart health, the benefits of Cayenne pepperÂ are many.
To increase the amount of Cayenne in your diet, try putting some in a saltÂ shaker to add to everything and anything, from your coffee and hot chocolate, your morningÂ eggs, meat marinade or a great spice addition to your favorite dips.