I started to up my intake of Cayenne Pepper after reading the health benefits, i have always been fond of all things spicy but these days i tend to use Cayenne pepper like a condiment, it goes on pretty much everything i eat. I use a 26 gram jar every 2 weeks (approx). I was just wondering if theres any known adverse effects/complications from overuse, my intake will no doubt increase as i can't get enough of this stuff. Thanks in advance for any input.
No, nothing is wrong with the cayenne, or specifically with capsicum. This is the chemical in the pepper that causes you to sense the hot feeling. Peppers are great for your body, as long as it doesn't burn when it comes out. I try to avoid mixing greasy foods with extremely hot foods, as that's the only time I have issues.
Since you're using so much, try switching to a stronger pepper. I'm a pepperhead, and light my self up about every day. Look for bhut jolokia powder, AKA Ghost Pepper. This is the second hottest pepper in the world, and can be found for a pretty good price online. If you really want to kick up your foods, try using fresh peppers. Habaneros are very easy to find locally, and will definitely kick up your taste buds.
Yes, there's a downside and the possibility of too much. Pay attention if you start getting stomach aches. The nightshade issue is a biggie. Personally, I'm a huge, huge fan of hot--hot--hot, and I can no longer eat any at all. Seriously, paprika now is painful. Just watch your body's signals.
Wow, what a response!! i love this site!! Thank you all so much for your answers it is much appreciated guys. I'm not at all sensitive to nightshades but thanks for the heads up. so it looks like i can keep firing my food up then, happy days. I will also have a look at ghost pepper. Thanks again people!
I'm sitting on the toilet right now chucking a shit.. I think the peppers make everything digest quicker, but I am experiencing the worst stomach ache right now.. But I think overdoing it could mess up your insides?
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