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Doctor insights on: Cayenne Pepper Health Risks

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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Is cayenne pepper good for you?

Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension ? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more

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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read more

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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks.It comes in whole form or as a dried spice.According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect.A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation.There is no dose in grms which is safe. You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day.But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Is cayenne pepper good while breastfeeding?

Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Can cayenne pepper trigger an episode of svt?

Yes: Anything that can cause pain, anxiety and as a result increase adrenaline release can trigger an episode of svt. Some people are more prone to this than others and an individual can have a lot of variability in there own susceptibility. So you can have instances where you have the svt and have the same circumstances on another occaission fail to produce the same result. ...Read more

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