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Is eating a lot of ground black and white pepper good or bad for your health?

Is eating a lot of ground black and white pepper good or bad for your health?

Black Pepper: Black pepper contains vitamins c; k, iron, potassium ; fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools ; gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant ; anti-inflammatory effects ; promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. It has been used for vitiligo tx. One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ;. ...Read more

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Can cooking with ground black pepper cause any of the pepper chemicals to become carcinogenic?

Uncertain: Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may be carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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What causes a craving for black pepper?

black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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What causes me to start craving black pepper?

Plausible explantion: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. ...Read more

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Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper ?

Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Are there side effects with black pepper?

Are there side effects with black pepper?

possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

No: Pepper is not known to increase risk of heart or vascular disease. In fact substituting pepper for salt can be beneficial. ...Read more

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