The scientific name for Black pepper is Piper nigrum. The Health Benefits of Black pepper are many as they are rich in vitamins and minerals some of which include; potassium, iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, potassium, chromium, Vitamins A, C and K.

 

  1. Blood Circulation –

    Due to its warm and stimulating nature, black pepper promotes blood circulation.

  2. Stimulates Digestion

    By stimulating the taste buds black pepper in turn increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach which breaks down foods specifically protein bonds and amino acids. Therefore, facilitating the digestion process.

  3. Enhances Immunity –

    Hydrochloric acid also protects the body from illness by killing pathogens commonly found on foods. Hydrochloric acid also aids in fighting off infections and helping the immune system. Hydrochloric acid kills any pathogens, disease-causing particles or organisms that may be on the produce we eat.

  4. Expectorant

    Loosens mucus and phlegm build up in the sinus or respiratory regions.

  5. Anti Inflammatory – 

    Piperine and Chromium, two active ingredients found in black pepper contain anti-inflammatory properties that are vital in healing inflammation.

  6. Anti Oxidant – 

    Research has proven that Black pepper has potent anti oxidant properties that can protect against free radical damage and chronic illness.

  7. Bio availability Enhancement –

    The Health Benefits of Black pepper includes aiding in transporting and absorbing nutrients by inhibiting enzymes that break down nutrients. Slowing and permitting more time for use in cells, it stimulates amino acid movement  and lowers the frequency of oxidation in cells.

  8. Weight Loss –

    Phytonutrients in black pepper help break down and inhibit the accumulation of fat cells and prevent the formation of  new fat cells. Pepper is also a thermogenic food that allows your body to burn more calories than you are using as well as boosting the metabolism.