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Why black pepper is so very healthy! - Drosspieren.nl

  1. It's at the bottom of practically any recipe you can think of: â € Season with salt and pepperâ € ™. The use of pepper has become so common that you would almost forget that this spice does contain all kinds of nutrients. And in fact, that these nutrients can have a very beneficial effect.

  1. Today we'll tell you about the many health benefits that black pepper has to offer. Bet you sprinkle a lot more of it on your food tonight?

Black pepper healthy

  1. Peppercorns as we know them are in reality seeds of the pepper plant, which grows very well, especially in tropical regions. In the past, this spice had to be sailed all the way from India, which pushed the price up considerably. It is not without reason that we still use the term â € perfectlyâ € ™. Today it is produced in large quantities in Vietnam and we can import it quite easily.

  1. Black pepper has been used in ancient India as a remedy for a variety of ailments, including throat infections and digestive problems. Peppercorn was also popular with the Romans and Greeks for its medicinal properties. Much of this ancient medicine is supported by modern science.

Better digestion

  1. The active substance in black pepper is called piperine. This not only gives pepper its characteristic sharp taste, it also ensures that all kinds of healthy processes are set in motion in your body. For example, piperine helps in promoting digestion in various ways. First of all, it stimulates the production of saliva, so that more enzymes can reach the food when chewing.

  1. This ensures that carbohydrates in particular are easier to digest. When you eat black pepper regularly, your body also starts to produce more stomach acid and bile, which in turn stimulates the digestion of your food.

Better absorption of nutrients

  1. Black pepper not only supports the processing of your food, it also ensures that you can better absorb certain nutrients from that food. For example, if you regularly eat pepper, you get better vitamin B12, beta-carotene and selenium from your food. These are substances that are essential for, among other things, the resistance and the nervous system.

  1. The combination with other herbs and spices is also extra beneficial. Turmeric, for example, contains substances that can prevent cancer. This positive effect is enhanced in combination with black pepper. Finally, the spice stimulates the elimination of toxins from your body by properly supporting the liver.

Less cardiovascular disease

  1. Your heart and blood vessels also benefit greatly from regular consumption of black pepper. First of all, the minerals in this spice, including potassium, calcium and iron, counteract high blood pressure. For example, black pepper helps to prevent all the ailments caused by it.

  1. In addition, the aforementioned substance piperine and the mineral chromium help to combat inflammation in the heart and your vascular walls. Pepper also ensures a better balance in the amount of good and bad cholesterol. All these factors significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Healthier brains

  1. Finally, piperine has a good effect on the brain, especially as it functions as a mild antidepressant. It ensures that more endorphins are released in your brain, a substance that makes you feel happier and happier. In addition, it also reduces feelings of pain. Certain ancient cultures even used pepper to relieve pain from an inflamed tooth, for example.

  1. Finally, pepper is said to stimulate cognitive brain functions and the central nervous system. Another property that contributes to a healthy brain! In other words, pepper is a true health all-rounder.



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