BRING ON THE HEAT! Spice up your healthy dips, sauces, soups and more with cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper owes most of its heat to a compound called capsaicin which has been shown to help fight inflammation, clear congestion and aid digestion. Cayenne pepper can promote cardiovascular health, suppress appetite and increase the burning of body fat (a process called thermogenesis).

*Try whipping up this flavorful Tandoori Chicken that incorporates cayenne pepper along with other healthy herbs and spices like cumin and ginger.