Cayenne pepper is sometimes called the “acai berry” of the lemonade diet. Cayenne pepper, a fantastic herb of crushed dried red peppers, is considered a “super food” among the likes of blueberries, goji berries, olive oil, avocado, and ginger for its curative powers. Well…I think it is even better than all of these.
Cayenne pepper contains an incredible ingredient, Capsaicin, which speeds up your metabolism naturally. It is also a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
The Power of Capsaicin
Capsaicin is an active compound found in Cayenne pepper. It accounts for the heat we taste and feel in our mouths when we use it to spice foods. If a lot of Cayenne pepper is used in foods, endorphins are released. So, the Capsaicin in the Cayenne pepper actually helps release endorphins that make us feel positive and energetic during our cleanse.
The heat from this compound also jump-starts our metabolism. When Lemonade Cleansing, your metabolism slows and body temperature drops slightly. The addition of Capsaicin heats your body up and re-activates your metabolism to help you burn that fat while you cleanse.
A Source of Vitamin A and C
Cayenne pepper is an excellent source of Vitamin A during your lemonade cleanse. Just 1 teaspoon accounts for about 45% of your daily Vitamin A intake. Red peppers, due to their red coloring, are also renowned for Vitamin C. Cayenne pepper along with Fresh Lemons will give you that Vitamin C boost during the Master Cleanse process.
In My Experience
I try to add a little more cayenne pepper than suggested. The more cayenne pepper the better, as it boosts your metabolism and provides you with healthy vitamins. Don’t go overboard. Tailor the cleanse to your body to achieve optimal results.