Cayenne (chile) pepper is used to spice up food and for weight loss. Capsaicin is the active substance in chile peppers.
Add when: Not recommended.
Advantages: Cayenne peppers have been known to help fight cancer, inflammation, and obesity.
Beware: While some say cayenne pepper will increase your metabolism and help you burn fat, according to the Mayo Clinic, no foods burn fat. Also, when taken in excess, the active ingredient in chile peppers can have side effects on the cardiovascular system.