Peppers: So Hot, So Cool

Why all the hot shots? Seems like everywhere we look, drinks with heat are spicing up our palates. At California Juice Company, we use Cayenne or Habanero in two of our four shots (RELEAF, FOCUS). But, WHY?

Our shots are designed to pick you up and support your body and brain function so we choose ingredients with very specific, finely honed functions. While most people know the habanero is on the HOT end of hot (100,000-350,000 on Scoville scale) you’d probably be surprised to know, a single pepper packs more than 100% of your daily recommended dose of Vitamin C!

Habanero, the little orange pepper with a fierce bite, may also help you lose weight. The capsaicin it contains improves metabolism because it “revs up the metabolic rate by generating the thermogenic processes in our body that generates heat,” according to Pepper Head and Live Strong. It is also known to help with inflammation, allergies, and even bad breath.

It’s unlikely you’ll actually ingest a habanero anytime soon. But, you can take advantage of its healing qualities by eating hot sauces or salsas that contain the pepper. Better still, you can take a shot of FOCUS and feel the sweet heat.

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