Jalapeno peppers make any drink or meal more exciting as well as offer awesome health benefits. From weight loss to increasing sex drive, the benefits are endless and fun too!
Fit Facts: Capsaicin, the cause of heat in jalapeno peppers (and other spicy peppers too) is a SUPER Fat Burner. Peppers burns calories quickly by speeding up metabolism for hours after eating. The increase in body heat is a natural aphrodisiac and studies have shown that peppers also decrease cholesterol and fight fatty triglycerides. With these fit facts, why not spice everything up?!
When to buy: Summer – Fall. Jalapeno peppers are usually 2″- 3″ inches long and green but will turn red when very ripe. Purchase jalapenos that are solid green in color, shiny and very plump. Avoid any with holes, have a shriveled appearance or show any mold.
The Organic Choice: While the capsaicin in peppers are natural deterrents to insects and many sprays are unnecessary, selecting organic peppers is still essential for optimum health and ensures that the peppers were grown in naturally rich soil.
Organic Cocktails Recipes: The Sizzling Grape