Piperine, Please: Health Benefits of Black Pepper You Didn't See Coming by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD
Black pepper is one of the most widely used spices to enhance the flavor of dishes. And you probably don’t think you are doing much for your health when you put black pepper on your eggs in the mornings, or allow the server at the restaurant to sprinkle fresh ground pepper on your food. But you may be doing great things for your health when you pick up the pepper shaker.
Check out a few of the health benefits of black pepper, and spice up your life:
- Black pepper may help with brain function and improve symptoms of depression. Piperine, one of the main compounds in black pepper, may do wonders for cognitive function and mental health.
- Black pepper may fight obesity. Piperine reportedly interferes with the activity of genes that control the formation of new fat cells.
- Black pepper contains many important nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and vitamins A and K.
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