Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Black Pepper

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Tip #1: This spice acts as a diuretic. It also encourages our bodies to sweat and get rid of harmful toxins.

Tip #2: Black Pepper actually contains sodium. But, it’s a minuscule amount. There are about 10 milligrams of sodium in 100 grams of Black Pepper. If you’re wondering how much Black Pepper that is, according to the ASTA, it’s enough to sprinkle your morning eggs every day for 7 years

Tip #3: It actually aids your digestion. When you eat Black Pepper, your taste buds become stimulated. They send signals to your stomach telling it to increase its production of hydrochloric acid. This acid helps your body digest food so you don’t suffer from indigestion

Tip #4: Black Pepper can also help prevent the formation of intestinal gas and reduce stomach upset.

Tip #5: For people who suffer from mild Anorexia, Black Pepper can also help them regain their appetite because it stimulates their taste buds

Tip #6: Are you suffering from a chest cold? Add Black Pepper to your diet, and this spice will help break-up the congestion, especially if you add it to a strong, steaming hot cup of mint tea

Tip #7: The next time you have a minor cut, sprinkle Black Pepper on it. It will help stop the bleeding. Plus, it’s antibacterial properties will promote healing and kill germs

Tip #8: The outer layer of peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat cells. Hence, peppery foods are a good way to help you shed weight.

Tip #9: An antioxidant, like pepper, can prevent or repair the damage caused by the free radicals and thus helps to prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases and liver problems.

Tip #10: Pepper may cause sneezing. Patients who’ve undergone abdominal surgery should not take pepper added diet because pepper has an irritating effect on the intestines. It is also not good for people with ulcers