If you are prone to stomach gas, try sprinkling a bit more Black Pepper on your food.  The Black Pepper plant, from the Piperaceae family, is a woody plant that grows in tropical climates.  “Piperine” is the active component of black pepper (piper nigrum) and is a unique phytonutrient containing potent antioxidant activity as well as antibiotic properties.  In ancient times, this pungent ingredient was referred to as the “king of spice” and was used in traditional medicine.  Black pepper was used for drying food and could disguise a food’s lack of freshness.  A sign of wealth and a method of currency, Black Pepper was in such demand that it is thought to have catalyzed much of the spice trade and initiate battles.  It is interesting to find that Black Pepper Reduces gas.   

Black, green and white peppercorns are actually the same fruit but in different stages of development.  Green peppercorns are the least ripe, black are riper than green and white peppercorns are fully mature.  Pink peppercorns are a completely different plant species with their sweet and aromatic taste.

Piperine has been studied extensively for its health benefits.  A few potential benefits include inhibition of breast cancer cells and colon cancer cells without toxicity to neighboring healthy cells.  One study says that it could be a potential cancer preventive agent.  Piperine helps the body absorb nutrients and favorably stimulates the digestive enzymes of the pancreas.  Black Pepper decreases inflammation, which benefits every part of the body because inflammation damages cells and accelerates aging.  

Black pepper promotes digestive health and has long been recognized as a carminative, which is a substance that helps discourage the formation of intestinal gas.  This is likely because it stimulates hydrochloric acid.  Preliminary research suggests that the outer layer of the black peppercorn may stimulate the breakdown of fat cells.  It is well known that it promotes sweating, which helps the body detoxify.

The best way to select black pepper is to purchase whole organic peppercorns and grind them yourself in a hand mill just before adding them to your food.  It is best stored in a glass container in a cool, dark, dry place. Whole peppercorns will stay fresh for almost a year.  

Putting black pepper on your food may be one of the most economical ways to boost your overall health and LIVE YOUNGER.  Black Pepper reduces gas and aids digestion.  START SOMEWHERE today adding a dash of organic Black Pepper to your food along with a fresh herb from your very own garden.  You can do it.  I will help you.

Black Pepper Reduces Gas

Black Pepper Reduces Gas