FIRE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS-THE CAYENNE WAY!
- November 24, 2022
‘One must eat to live, and not live to eat’-Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Cayenne pepper is a versatile pepper used widely in Nigeria for cooking. It is known as Bawa in Yoruba, Ose gbati gbati in Igbo and Sombo in Hausa. It is slim, long , bright red pungent and yes hot. Cayenne is a member of the Solanaceae family and is officially called Capiscum annum.
Cayenne pepper is rich in Vitamins A,C,K and B6 in addition to Capsaicin the compound that gives it the heat. The powder comes from the dried fruit of Capsicum pepper plants, especially C. frutescens. The name is derived from the Tupi word kyinha, literally meaning “hot pepper.”
It is used in cooking various spicy dishes. Cayenne is generally rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville Units. The Scovile scale is a measurement of the pungency (spiciness or heat) of chili peppers based on the concentration of capsinoids, among which capsaicin is the major component. Cayenne pepper is an essential ingredient in cuisines all over the world. Capsinoid chemicals provide the distinctive tastes in C. annuum variants. In particular, capsaicin creates a burning sensation (“hotness”), which in extreme cases can last for several hours after ingestion. A measurement called the Scoville scale has been created to describe the hotness of peppers and other foods.
HOW CAYENNE PEPPER HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS
1. INDUCING SATIETY
A 2014 study showed that people who consumed red pepper with every meal felt increased feelings of fullness and had fewer cravings. The study results suggest that adding capsaicin to your diet can inhibit grehlin-hunger hormone, hence producing satiety. This can lead to a decrease in caloric intake and an increase in weight loss. The study has population sample of 15 subjects, genome-wide-association studies (GWAS) maybe needed to confirm the findings.
2. IMPROVED METABOLISM
People who took a dihydrocapsiate (a capsaicinoid similar to capsaicin in chili pepper) supplement for one month raised their metabolic rates by about 50 calories, according to a 2010 study.
Your weight loss may plateau the longer you use the supplements as your tolerance for the active ingredients increases. You may add tincture of cayenne cinders to your protein shakes or smoothie. However, you can also add cayenne to flavored foods to improve palatability that suits your taste.
3. BURNS MORE CALORIES
Using fresh cayenne to spice your meals increases body temperature forcing the body to enter cool down mode enabling you burn more calories. Not a fan of spicy meals? Cayenne capsules also offer the calorie torching benefits allowing you to enjoy your meals in peace!
4. RELIEVES PAIN
Cayenne pepper has pain relieving properties when applied to the skin. This pain relief is achieved since cayenne reduces the amount of substance P, the body’s pain messenger and as such you feel relief. Cayenne pepper infused ointments and creams have been recommended for osteoarthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis , joint pain.
4. REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Cayenne pepper is loaded with Vitamins A and E which actively fights free radicals engendering healthy skin, balancing hormones, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and proper brain function
5. BOOSTS ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY
Cayenne pepper has a wide range of antioxidants that support thr bodys immune system. Vitamins like Vitamins C,E, Beta carotene, choline, zeaxanthin, Cayenne pepper is loaded with Vitamins A and E which actively fights free radicals engendering healthy skin, balancing hormones, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and proper brain function.
6. ANTI ALLERGY
Cayenne, due to its capsaicin, is believed to be effective on the different forms of allergic and non allergic rhinitis. It reduces nasal hypersensitivity to various allergens in the environment.
Cayenne pepper is used internally and externally in colder climes to protect against frostbite. Its also great for fever induced chills by increasing blood circulation and cutting off fever
In all, cayenne pepper is a must have spice in the home and its so easy to add to the diet via cooked food juices, dry rubs or taken as capsules
Juice: Prep a glass of pineapple juice and blend in 1 fresh and deseeded cayenne pepper. Strain , chill and serve with a crunchy snack
Slice whole cayenne peppers and use as a decoration in your grilled chicken beef or fish
Use cayenne as your pepper of choice in your moi moi, beans porridge, soup or stews.