“Jacquie, I have a friend who sprinkles cayenne pepper onto everything she eats. Does cayenne pepper have any benefits?”

Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which, based on the results of several different studies, has shown to help reduce one’s appetite and increase fat burning. Because of these studies, you can find capsaicin in many types of weight-loss products. Cayenne pepper is a well-known digestive aid as it helps to stimulate the digestive tract, increasing the flow of enzyme production and our gastric juices. This ultimately aids the body’s ability to metabolize food (and toxins). Cayenne pepper is helpful for relieving intestinal gas and can help ease an upset stomach. Most of us know Cayenne Pepper as being HOT. And some of us break out in a sweat when we eat it which is why it’s a very popular detoxification ingredient. Mix with lemon juice and honey and you’ve got the perfect de-tox drink.