CAYENNE PEPPER FOR SICKLE CELL PATIENTS — Part 1
Cayenne peppers are a type of chili pepper that belong to the nightshade family of plants and they are closely related to jalapenos and bell peppers. Cayenne peppers originated in Central and South America and was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus in the 15th century.
Cayenne pepper is a popular spice, used in many regions in various styles of cooking and it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years.
Cayenne pepper contains a lot of nutrients like Vit A, Vit C, Vit E, Vit B1, B2, B6 and Vit K. It also contains minerals like folate, manganese, potassium, copper, selenium and many more.
BENEFITS OF CAYENNE PEPPER
Helps Boost Metabolism
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper increases the amount of heat the body produces, causes an increase in metabolism which in turn makes you burn calories
Helps Aid Digestion
Cayenne pepper may help increase the production of digestive fluids and enzymes to the stomach to aid in digestion.
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Based on animal studies, cayenne pepper may reduce high blood pressure which also reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
Reduces the Risk of Cancer
Studies show that the capsaicin in cayenne pepper can slow cancer cell growth. It may even be able to kill cancer cells for certain types of cancer.