The Red Hot Pepper for Weight Loss
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Diet, Healing & Health Benefits - The Red Hot Pepper
The pepper has evoked a barrage of health discussions, diet myths and healing claims since the beginning of time. But there is no denying that peppers can add zip, tang, whang and dang to most any diet.
And talk about color! Red, yellow, green, purple, umber, black - an entire rainbow of healthy colors.
They can be enjoyed pickled, fresh, cooked, grilled, roasted, marinated, dried and even fried.
Pepper lovers love them in cornbread, muffins and even in fudge (jalapeno fudge). Hang a bunch in your kitchen for a beautiful natural effect as well as a nifty, inexpensive fly killer.
Diet Bites has some hot facts about peppers including their nutritional benefits, weight loss and dieting pepper myths, and pepper healing claims. Let's take a gander, shall we?
Nutritional Benefits of Peppers
- Ultra low in calories and dietary fat content.
- So many varieties, colors and heat levels to choose from.
- Most varieties of pepper contain the following nutritional benefits: vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, fiber, and carbohydrates.
Pepper Weight Loss & Diet Myths
- Eating peppers will accelerate weight loss.
- Hot peppers melt off weight.
- Sprinkling hot dried pepper on foods (even on pizza) will cause weight loss.
Healing Claims for Cayenne Peppers
Special health note: Do not take any healing claims to heart without getting your physicians direction. Diet Bites does not necessarily support these claims and they are provided for reading purposes only and are not intended for use by the reader.
- Cayenne pepper may help normalize blood pressure and body temperature.
- Cayenne pepper may help regulate heart rhythm as well as increase blood circulation.
- It may also aid in relieving headaches, and in improving memory.
- It may also eliminate mucus from colds and coughs. Notice the next time you have sinus issues or a cold, and you have peppers as part of the meal. They will definitely get your sinuses to working.
- When applied to wound, Cayenne pepper may stop bleeding.
- Cayenne pepper may heal ulcers and improve digestive system (if they don't burn a hole in your stomach first).
Nutrition Facts, Calories for Cayenne Peppers
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