Black Pepper: Spice Up Your Life
Black pepper has long been a seasoning staple of global households, but did you know that it's actually really good for you?
Sure, black pepper is great for adding a lil’ spice to your dinner, but salt's favourite sibling is way more than that.
Its crammed with antioxidants and has been clinically proven to delay the effects of harmful stuff (like pollution, cigarette smoke and heavy sun rays) on your cells. I’m not saying that adding a pinch of pepper to your pasta will cure the effects of years of smoking, but it could slow down the effects of free radicals on your body.
If you need extra encouragement, black pepper, or the piperine found in black pepper, has been found to lower blood sugar and lower cholesterol. I know. Pretty crazy for a bit of seasoning.
Piperine, the good bit found in black pepper, has also been proven to promote gut health, aid digestion and boost your brain health. One study found that piperine can improve your memory, and it has been suggested to be used in the treatment of Alzheimer's.
And the cherry on top of this good news article is that black pepper may contain cancer-fighting properties. Cancerous cells are formed in the body by a variety of different factors, one of which is chronic inflammation. Its been proven that piperine can reduce inflammation, which is crucial in our daily fight against cancer.
As well as this, test-tube studies have found that piperine slowed the formation of cancer cells. Although no human trials have been conducted yet, it has been extensively demonstrated in test-tube studies and is an exciting outcome in the race to cure cancer.
In conclusion, don’t be afraid to spice up your life a little next time you’re seasoning your food, or get sippin’ on a can of Rise.