Benefits of Cayenne Pepper include:
- Fights colds and flu
- Reduce the risk of Blood Clots and promotes blood flow
- Improves Digestion
- Allergy Prevention
Cayenne pepper gets its spicy flavor from a phytochemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin promotes blood flow to tissues by lowering blood pressure and stimulating the release of nitric oxide and other vasodilators – or compounds that help expand your blood vessels.
Vasodilators allow blood to flow more easily through your veins and arteries by relaxing the tiny muscles found in blood vessel walls. Research indicates that ingesting cayenne pepper increases circulation, improves blood vessel strength and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries.
Research suggests that consuming cayenne pepper stimulates our salivary glands, which is needed to begin the digestive process.
Cayenne pepper benefits include being full of beta carotene and antioxidants that support your immune system. It also aids in breaking up and moving congested mucus.
High doses of beta carotene, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory capabilities in cayenne pepper can prevent allergies by breaking up and eliminating mucus caused by congestion.