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6 Magical benefits of adding a pinch of black pepper to your diet

In addition to adding flavours, black pepper also has a wide range of benefits attached to it. From preventing cancer to treating skin problems, know all the health benefits related to it.

Health Desk Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: April 13, 2022 15:36 IST
Benefits of black pepper

Benefits of black pepper


  • It helps skin to maintain its original color
  • This spice help to shed some extra kilos
  • Black pepper is full of vitamins and minerals that boost immunity

Black pepper is a spice used in many food items throughout the world. It is also known as the ‘King of spices’, which is used in the preparation of many dishes. Many believe that just a pinch of this spice builds the essence of any dish. Not only does it enhance the flavour of the dish instantly but it also carries many health benefits. There are several reasons why should one add black pepper to their food. 

Boosts immunity

Black pepper is full of vitamins and minerals that build the body’s immunity. It has vitamins A, C, and K. Other than these vitamins, it includes thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, folic acid, copper, and calcium. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that keep infections away and boosts the body's immunity.

Good for digestion

Multiple reports claim that compounds in black pepper, especially an active ingredient called piperine, protect one against cell damage, improve nutrient absorption and aid digestive issues. It also cleans the intestines, removes gut toxins, and solves gastrointestinal problems. 

Improves bowel movement

It is said that this spice helps in proper bowel movements. Adding it to your regular food intake can solve the problem of constipation, nausea, and other bacterial problems and help you in leading a healthy lifestyle.

Prevention from cancer

According to dieticians, black pepper combined with turmeric is believed to prevent cancer. One can consume both turmeric and black pepper in milk. This drink is given to people who are feeling cold. And its components are antioxidants, vitamin A, and carotenoids that help prevent cancer and other harmful diseases.

Treat skin problems

This magic spice prevents one’s skin from pigmentation (Vitiligo). The problem that makes your skin appears in white patches. It not only saves skin from any sort of pigmentation but also maintains the original colour of the skin.

Weight loss

One can take the help of this fabulous spice if they want to shed some extra kilos from their body. It acts as a metabolism booster. The phytonutrients present in this spice contribute to the destruction of excess fat. If you add a pinch of black pepper to your food regularly it will result in wonders. 



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