Benefits Of Black Pepper: Small black pepper has great qualities, know here...

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Black pepper is used in cooking and garnishing cuisines around the world, but did you know that there is a wealth of health hidden in it?

-The piperine present in black pepper can be credited with cancer prevention, and it is doubly potent when combined with turmeric. The spice also contains vitamin C, vitamin A, flavonoids, carotenes, and other antioxidants that help in removing harmful free radicals and protect the body from cancer and diseases.

-Did you know that naturally ground black pepper is one of the best exfoliators, although do not use it directly, add a little honey, curd, or fresh cream to it. It also enables blood circulation and provides more oxygen to the skin. By including it in your diet, unwanted wrinkles on the skin also go away.

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-In a condition where the skin loses pigmentation and forms white spots, it is better to use black pepper. The piperine present in black pepper helps in dealing with depression. It stimulates the brain and helps it to function properly by making it more active.

-You probably won't want to believe it, but black pepper is fantastic when it comes to extracting nutrients from food and has phytonutrients in its outermost layer, which help break down fat cells, and also boost metabolism. 

-If you eat fresh black pepper, and you start sweating, that black pepper helps your body get rid of excess water and toxins. But you need to control the consumption. A pinch of one meal with your meal is enough.

-Black pepper is antibacterial and hence helps in curing a cold and cough. A spoonful of honey with freshly ground black pepper works. It also helps in reducing chest congestion, which often occurs due to pollution, flu, or viral infections. You can steam it by mixing it with hot water and eucalyptus oil. And considering that black pepper is rich in vitamin C, it also acts as a good antibiotic.

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-The best way to eat black pepper to get the benefits is to eat freshly ground black pepper, and not cook it with food. You buy whole black pepper and crush it at home. This not only ensures that the spice retains its flavor, but also that it stays for a longer period. Store it in an airtight glass container and always in a cool, dry, and dark place.

-The use of black pepper in food is limitless, which adds a delicious pungency to the dish. Something as simple as fried rice can be sprinkled with black pepper for added flavor. Experts will recommend that you use black pepper as little as possible. 

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