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Benefits of Eating Black Pepper

Updated on May 19, 2012

Black pepper is a natural antibiotic and also contains fiber, potassium, vitamin k and some iron. Black pepper is eaten every day and most of us we do not know the health benefits of black pepper, we just eat it to enhance the taste of the food.

1. Black pepper helps with fighting colds and flu because it has antibacterial properties and it also help with clearing congestion and sinus.

2. Eating of black pepper helps with the absorption of nutrients into the body therefore improving overall health

3. The outer layer of peppercorns contain substances that speed up the metabolism by that is helps with weight loss.

4. Black pepper aids with digestion by increasing the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

5. Black pepper contains some very power antioxidants that helps reducing oxidation stress and minimize the damaged by saturated fats. It also helps with preventing heart dieases and liver problems.

6. Black pepper is also used to treat tooth decay and toothaches.

7. Black pepper is also good in treating skin conditions such as vitiligo it makes the skin to lose its pigmentation and it also prevents skin cancers.

8. Black pepper is also natural antidepressants.

9. Black pepper helps reduce inflammation.

10. Black pepper is also used to reduce hemorrhoids.

As much as Black pepper has many health benefits it must be eaten moderately otherwise it may cause some health problems and infertility if eaten too much.


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    • moiponetsoka profile image

      Moipone 5 years ago from South Africa

      glad you found this hub interesting.thank you

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      penlady 5 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      This is an interesting article. Never knew this about black pepper. Thanks for providing such information. Voted up and interesting.