What you didn’t knew about black pepper

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A pinch of black pepper is added to almost any recipes. Been used as currency and offered to gods as a sacrifice, pepper is one of the most popular spices and is available throughout the year.

Black pepper is the fruit of the pepper plant, a smooth woody vine that can reach 10 meters in length in the tropics. In the first 3-4 years, pepper appears as a group of small white flowers then develop into fruit known as peppercorns.


1. Overview
2. Health benefits
3. Improves digestion and intestinal health

Health benefits

This spice offers many body benefits
- Black pepper has antioxidant and antibacterial effect which promotes the health of the digestive tract. It improves digestion and maintains intestinal health.
- Black pepper has diaphoretic and diuretic properties.
- It stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, reduce the fat content keeping you slim and giving you additional energy.
- It is helpful in cases of cough, colds and sinusitis symptoms improve.
- Pepper extracts are useful for people who want to quit smoking and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
- An alkaloid found in black pepper, called piperine, is responsible for enhancing bioavailability of nutritional substances or drugs and also has anti- carcinogenic properties.
- Black pepper may help treat skin conditions and reduces susceptibility to developing skin cancer, which is caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
- This condiment fights against tooth decay and can relieve toothache.
- Can be used as a natural antidepressant and encourages absorption of nutrients such as selenium, vitamin B, curcumin and beta-carotene in all body tissues, thus improving overall health.
- Black pepper helps reduce inflammation and stimulates appetite, which is important in anorexia nervosa and people with eating disorders.

Improves digestion and intestinal health

Black pepper stimulates the taste buds that send a command to increase gastric hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is useful for digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach. When hydrochloric acid production in the body is insufficient, food may remain in the stomach for longer, which causes burns and indigestion or can reach in upper stomach where serve as foods for harmful intestinal bacteria, whose activities produce gas, irritation, diarrhea or constipation.

Black pepper has long been recognized as a carminative, a property likely due to the beneficial effect of stimulating hydrochloric acid production. In addition, black pepper has diaphoretic effect and diuretic. Pepper has impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effect – another way that this great condiment to help preserve health of the digestive tract. Black pepper help you get more benefits from food and even stimulates destruction of fat cells, allowing you to maintain your desired weight while provides energy to burn fat.



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