060916 "BAM!! Spice it up!!"

Chewing some high fiber foods can be the best way to ensure that you are getting the right amount of nutrients in your diet. But what about the ones you can't just pop in your mouth and chew, namely Spicy Peppers?

Cayenne peppers offer us a ton of key nutrients in a small package. These little nuclear bug gas are packed with almost half the daily allotment of Viamin A which help keep your brain firing and your eyes strong. Also only one little pepper can give you a spicy serving of Vitamin E and C! Most importantly, peppers off all kinds contain flavonoids which are powerful anti-oxidants that protect the cells from free radicals floating around in your system. Black Pepper is chalked full of Piperine which can help absorption of things like Turmeric. OHHH... And there is also a link between cayenne pepper and weight loss by boosting your metabolism!!

So the benefits are there, now how can you get them in the body without smoking the mouth and pulling a Dumb and Dumber move?? 

Boil it down! That's right. You can truly use all the fresh peppers from your garden in a new way that will allow you to eat them at each meal if you prefer. All you need to do is take 2 liters of water, bring it to a boil with 10-15 peppers in the pot already. You can add in a splash of vinegar to help pull the goods out of the pepper. Reduce heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Take it off the heat and let it cool. Strain the mixture and you will have a source of spice and nutrients that will last a while. 

You can mix chili pepper water with lemon juice and water for a general cleanse, you can mix it with your smoothies to get the benefits without the kick, you can add it to your ice cube tray and make a spicy ice cube to put in your Bloody Mary!!! Shoots. So many different ways to get the nutrients without burioning yourself out from the inside. 

Go ahead and give it a shot. In fact I dare you to shoot it... The spice may just kick start your day!

Baseline:

Squat Flow/ T spine Mobility

3X
2 Pass Through Agility Ladder
12 Jump Squats
12 Dynamic Push Up

Strength:
BackSquat
5-5-5-5
*Building
 

WOD:

6 Rounds for TIme
8 Box Jumps 24/20
8 Clusters 115/75
8 Knee To Elbow