Why I Love Cayenne Pepper, The Spicy Herb With a Million Uses

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For most of my life if there was a choice between hot, medium and mild for how spicy a dish was, I always picked mild, no question.

But about 12 years ago I started to slowly change my mind and my palate when it came to warming up to cayenne peppers.

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What is Cayenne Pepper

The use of cayenne pepper to spice up a dish or boost circulation has a long history in many cultures around the world. There is sometimes confusion from the fact that a cayenne pepper is always a chili pepper, but a hot chili is not always a cayenne. So what is it?

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Keep Chocolate Raw for Heart Healthy Benefits!

According to recent studies, raw chocolate can help prevent heart disease and cancer. In their article Cocoa nutrient for ‘lethal ills’, Michelle Roberts points out that epicatechin, a flavonoid in chocolate, seems to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. This nutrient is believed to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow, making it heart healthy. It also has antioxidant properties which may help prevent cancers.

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