Spices are abundant in my kitchen, I love all of them alike, I enjoy and savor them… But Pepper’s like the queen of my pantry. I’m not sure if it’s pepper’s delicate and exotic aroma, or the spice that gives my meals, but it is certainly essential in my dishes.
In ancient times, pepper not only it served as a condiment, but also as currency and an offering from the gods. This originally from India spice contains many nutrients such as vitamin A, C, K and minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium.
6 Impressive benefits of pepper
- Pepper is excellent for digestion: its high content of piperine stimulates the natural release of digestive enzymes from the pancreas.
- Helps with intestinal and stomach health: improving flatulence and gases; also it protects against ulcers, because having a phenolic compound that protects the stomach.
- It helps you lose weight: piperine increases the rate of metabolism, helping you burn fat.
- Fights the flu: especially when it comes to free the airway mucus, thanks to capsaicin.
- It has an analgesic effect: moderate consumption helps reduce muscle pain, thanks to piperine.
- It’s an antioxidant: a source of vitamin C and beta carotene to prevent oxidation of the cells and free radicals protects cons.