The 18 Surprising Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

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7. Anti-fungal

One study shows that cayenne pepper can prevent fungal pathogens collectotrichum and phomopsis from forming.

 

8. Supports weight loss efforts

In one study, subjects that took some cayenne pepper for breakfast said that they had less appetite during the day, which lead to a decrease in caloric intake. Cayenne pepper also boosts the metabolism, which helps the body burn more fat. This study was conducted in Quebec at the Laval University.

 

9.  Promotes cardiovascular health

Cayenne balances the body’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels while helping to normalize blood pressure levels.

 

10. Prevents migraine headaches

Cayenne pepper stimulates a pain response in different areas of the body, which send the brains pain signals to another location. After their initial pain reaction, nerve fibers are depleted and your overall perception of pain should be less.

 

11. Anti-allergen

Cayenne pepper is a natural anti-allergen that, with regular use during allergy season, can help relieve allergies. Read more about other natural allergy remedies that work.

 

12. Anti-bacterial

Cayenne has been used for ages as a preservative and has been used to prevent food contamination from bacteria for hundreds of years.

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