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The Beneficial Powers of Cayenne: For Your Weight Loss

Updated: Jan 9, 2022

Delicious & Nutritious

By: Pam Smith, RDN


This eye-watering spice is rich in capsaicin - the stuff that gives chili peppers their fiery kick. But cayenne isn’t just for the kick! In fact, Purdue University research suggests sprinkling ½ teaspoon of cayenne onto your heaviest meal of the day to speed up weight loss. In their studies, when subjects enjoyed a cayenne-laced meal, they ate 70 fewer calories without realizing it. Follow-up studies suggest that cayenne ups your body’s production of at least six different fat-burning proteins.


Use It:

Sprinkle cayenne on meats and vegetables before roasting, add it to soups, chilis, and stews, and let it give extra zip to your vinaigrettes!


You can get the beneficial powers of cayenne without the Bam! by including it in spice blends. For that reason, cayenne is a key ingredient in both P.S. Flavor!™ Creole Kitchen and Caribbean Kitchen. Hot, but not fiery hot, especially when these blends are used as a salt & pepper replacement instead of a rub.



 










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