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I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as i get up untill i go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo
Taken : Taken from livestrong.Com. See link for full article. Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews.Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more
No: Pepper slightly increases your metabolism but you'd have to eat a whole lot to have any noticeable weight loss. It is far better than using salt though. The key is portion control and proper dietary choices though. Pepper is just a condiment. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been told that pepper is bad for you and that it never leaves your body! I think that crazy!?
None known: I also think it is crazy ! no such effect is known. ...Read more
Sometimes I almost pass out n feel really sick i found if I have a soda like dr pepper it makes me better what could be wrong with me?
Low blood sugar?: Two thoughts. First, and more likely, if the sugar is bringing you back then you may be experiencing low blood sugars, or hypoglycemia. Second, the caffeine in the soda could be bringing you around. I'd be concerned about the hypoglycemia, though. There is testing available for that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often here people say, that the white part inside of a sweet pepper is not edible, is this true, and if not, can you explain, thanks?
Is it ok if i simmer veggies together themselves in a pan with pepper? It's a good way to get a lot of veggies in and it makes them taste better
Medical Question: This is way out of bounds for this medical site. Doctors are really here giving their free time to assist those who are afraid or confused about their medical conditions. You would never go to the doctor for the sole purpose of telling them you eat lots of veggies. And, if we want to bring in science veggies and other carbohydrates are now known to be dangerous in high quantities. ...Read more
YES !: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a 3 fold ^ in dementia & stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: I once met a very nice person from India, who was amazed at how much of vegetables and fruit we don't use in the USA that other countries do! We peel too much, remove seeds that others eat, don't eat stems of thigks like broccoli. She used every bit of the pepper including the white pitch and seeds. So go ahead. More fiber too! ...Read more
Probably not: Best to pitch it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I would think: It would make a pretty sweet, tangy, and peppery drink. ...Read more