Peppercorn – A secret fat fighter

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(NaturalHealth365) Shedding those pounds may be a black pepper shaker away. Of all the things that address weight loss – black pepper may be one of the easiest ways to help you shed those pesky pounds. Healthy fuel for your body means giving it the nutrients needed to burn fat and increase your metabolism.

Ancient medicine to boost your metabolism

The pungent taste of pepper has been used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflammation and other disorders. Black pepper stimulates the taste buds, and alerts the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretions for digestion.

Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other foods. Without this process – food would sit in the stomach for a period of time leading to heartburn or indigestion. Eventually, poor digestion leads to unfriendly gut bacteria and chronic disease.

Weight loss does NOT have to be complicated

Black pepper is recognized for its ability to promote sweating and having diuretic (promotes urination) properties. In addition, peppercorn has demonstrated antioxidant and antibacterial effects, along with its ability to stimulate the breakdown of fat cells. Good news for an obese nation.

A new study provides an explanation of black peppers beneficial fat-burning ability. The research, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste, can block the formation of new fat cells.

The scientists found black pepper interferes with the activity of the genes, which control the formation of fat cells; this action causes a metabolic chain reaction that helps keep fat in check. The researchers suggest that this finding may lead to wider use of black pepper extracts to help in fighting obesity and related diseases.

Here’s how it works

The outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, and may be the way to stimulate weight loss. If black pepper is this effective at blocking fat formation – then it should be easier than ever to loss weight while enjoying your food.

Black pepper is not a common allergic food and is an excellent source of manganese, and a good source of dietary fiber and copper, which makes it a very healthy condiment. Keeping a pepper mill on your dining table may be a good idea to stimulate the taste buds, while keeping everyone at the table slim and healthy.

Cracked pepper is so easy to incorporate into recipes; it is a fun way to a flatter stomach. It goes on everything from soups, stews, pasta and salads. Olive oil, lemon juice, sea-salt and cracked pepper makes a delicious and nutritious salad dressing.

Nature has the answer

The weight loss products that may rid the body of pounds also bring along some harmful and dangerous side effects. Remember, you’ll always find the best weight loss items at your local health food store or farm. There are many herbs and spices available to improve digestion and speed up your metabolism.

About the author – Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.


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  • Mike Maybury

    Salt substitute.
    For some time now I have used this mixture.
    It is easily made and stores in an old screw top jar every month or so.
    Fill jar 1/3 full with ginger powder
    1/3 black papper
    Cayenne pepper to taste (too much is too hot)
    Lo0salt or sea salt to fill
    Stir and shake till thoroughly mixed.
    Use at table instead of salt.