Here are some health benefits of inculcating Black Pepper in your diet-
- Rich in Anti-oxidants: Black Pepper has a high concentration of piperine, a plant compound rich in anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants play an active role in fighting against free radicals, keeping several conditions like heart disease, premature ageing, inflammation, etc., at bay.
- Maintains Blood Sugar Level: Some studies suggest that piperine may help one control spikes in blood sugar levels.
- Aids Digestion: It has also been found that piperine stimulates the pancreatic and intestinal enzymes, thus improving the process of digestion.
- Boosts nutrient absorption: Black Pepper also gives the required amount of kick that will help your system better absorb essential nutrients like calcium and selenium.
- May have anti-inflammatory properties: A study conducted indicates that a particular active compound found in pepper helped reduce inflammation in animals.
Grandma’s recipes for cough and the common cold: A concoction of half a teaspoon of pounded pepper, a pinch of Lakadong Turmeric, a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of pure mustard oil and 2 to 3 tablespoons of hot water can ease cough and cold. This is an age-old practice commonly adopted by many homes in Meghalaya.