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What Are The Health Benefits Of A Cubanelle Pepper
Pepper tree leaves: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/black_pepper.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more
Olive oil is great: Olive oil is an omega 9 fat and is extremely healthy. Its regular use in a mediterrean diet has been shown to decrease heart disease, diabetes, and decrease inflammation. Lemon pepper is basically lemon juice spiced with pepper to help add flavor. It has not been associated with true medical benefits and the detox programs using it are not studied. I think its great to add for taste though. ...Read more
I know green tea is good 4 U. But is all kinds of green tea good 4 u or just regular. Or can I drink peppermint green tea & get same health benefits?
That's ok: As long as it has green tea in it, should be ok ...Read more
Silly question but are there any health benefits to having peppermint candies? I notice at times a restaurant or food joint hand them out with orders.
Here's why: Eating a peppermint after a meal absorbs or masks the odor of the food on the breath. In india, people eat anise and fennel seeds for the same reason. ...Read more
Does cayanne pepper assist in weight loss? It is relatively inexpensive and has other supposed benefits. Any dangers if taken w/food+ no health issues
Flavor: You may take cayenne pepper for taste and flavor, but do not expect it to help in weight loss, nor can you count on any health benefits from peppers. Weight loss is not easy, but requires restricting your caloric intake and increasing exercise. ...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 more
I know there are plenty of healthier options, but is diet soda (coke zero, diet dr pepper) actually bad for my health?
Yes: Regularly drinking soda has been linked to metabolic syndrome. 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 more
Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?
Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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Are there any benefits from eating tumeric and pepper (cayenne) together? I put both on nuts and seeds in the morning. Any problems?
Both turmeric and cayenne are healthy so you will get the benefits of both.
Turmeric is poorly absorbed but adding black pepper to it dramatically increases absorption (but cayenne does not do that) so you might add a tiny bit of black pepper to your mix- see http://tinyurl.com/ybe6omag
and https://draxe.com/cayenne-pepper-benefits/ ...Read more
I use a mixture of almond, spearmint and peppermint oils astooth paste and mouth wash. Is excessive use bad for oral health? Thanks.
Sounds yummy!: Use whatever toothpaste you want that makes brushing easy for you. People are sensitive to taste, good taste will promote good brushing habits. Honestly, it is not the toothpaste that does the work, it is the mechanical debriding of the toothbrush that does all of the work. Toothpaste is optional, it is a vehicle for Fluoride and to freshen breath and make it taste good to brush. ...Read more
I use oil mixture of almond, spearmint, and peppermint as toothpaste and mouth wash. Is excessive use harmful for oral health? Thanks.
All the substances you named can cause allergies and adverse reactions in certain individuals.
They are not designed to be used as toothpaste.
Why reinvent the wheel? There are so many toothpaste to choose from. Look for an american dental association approved toothpaste and you will not go wrong.
Established companies such as crest, and colgate spend enormous amount of time and money on research.
They have a lot to lose is their toothpaste does not do the job.
It is far more important to worry about proper brushing technique. ...Read more
Not much: They are known as "carminatives" and they help you to burp-----little else. ...Read more
Are there any real benefits to herbs/supplements vs some over-the-counter drugs? Ie: melanin vs diphenhydramine, peppermint/catnip vs tylenol (acetaminophen)?
Absolutely: Let's clarify - over-the-counter drugs (otcs) are virtually the same medications as prescription ones except that they've been granted the freedom to be sold without prescription due to their "benign" profile. Supplements are not medications in and of themselves. They are more or less "naturally" derived preparations that are used for the same purpose as meds. Some of them can be as effective too. ...Read more
Does peppermint oil supplement need to be "enteric coated" for it to benefit the colon? I have bowel issues such as diarrhea and spasm.
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 more
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
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
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
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
Food Myths: Nope. There is nothing to be concerned with for your baby. Your stomach will digest the pepper normally. ...Read more
Weight Loss: No scientific reason to believe that Chillis cause weight loss. ...Read more
Obesity: There are direcimplications of drinking hig volume of carbonated drinks such dr. Pepper/sodas. First they have high contens of caramel and high fructose syrup which its been identify as factor for Insulin resistance and obesity. Second, as any overload of sugar they may cause decrease of free water and increased thirst, stimulating drink more and more, soda. Beside make u hungrier also! ...Read more