If you are looking for a little help with your own weight loss efforts you maybe surprised to learn that one potential solution could be lurking in your kitchen cupboard.
Black pepper has a host of health benefits that you may not know about, but no doubt after you read this article you will likely start to use it more often.
Black pepper can prevent cancer
Black pepper contains piperine as well as vitamin C, vitamin A, various flavonoids, carotenes and other antioxidants that can help remove the free radicals that cause cancer and other diseases.
Research has shown that black pepper is twice as effective when combined with turmeric, but in order to get the full benefit you should consume freshly ground pepper, so you should avoid cooking it with your food, but should add it later.
Black pepper can stimulate digestion
Piperine can also help with digestion too, as it helps your body to secrete more hydrochloric acid than usual, which in turn helps to digest the proteins in your food.
Black pepper offers relief from colds and coughs
Black pepper is both antibacterial and an antibiotic by nature so it can help relieve the symptoms of colds and coughs.
For relief you should try consuming a single teaspoon with honey, or you can add it to hot water and eucalyptus oil before breathing in the steam.
Black pepper helps with weight loss
It is the phytonutrients found in the outermost layer of black pepper that makes it so effective for weight loss, as it helps to break down fat cells, while also boosting your metabolism.
Have you ever wondered why you sweat after eating pepper? Well, this is because of the increase to your metabolism.
Black pepper can improve your skin health
You can use black pepper to exfoliate your skin.
Simply add it to a bit of honey, curd or fresh cream and apply to your skin. Using it can help to improve blood circulation and will provide your skin with extra oxygen.
Black pepper can help with depression
Piperine can help to stimulate your brain, which has been said can help those with depression.