In addition to being a fun way to jazz up all types of dishes, did you know that adding some heat to your meal actually has some pretty impressive health benefits?
Cayenne has been shown to help speed up your metabolism, rid the body of LDL (or "bad") cholesterol, and normalize blood pressure. A 2006 study even found that capsaicin, the main ingredient in cayenne, can destroy prostate cancer cells, at least in lab tests.
Fresh chiles and other peppers are also a great source of antioxidant vitamins A and C, several important B vitamins, and minerals like potassium, iron, and copper.
Not a huge fan of BYFO (burn your face off) heat? Don’t worry! Even small doses of fresh and dried peppers can impart some impressive health benefits, while adding amazing flavor to your favorite dishes.
You know what they say… some like it hot! And if you're one of them, this roundup of recipes is sure to please your palate. From spreads and tacos to burgers and chili, we’ve put together a delicious collection of spicy dishes.
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