Use more pepper in 2017

Here is a fun New Year’s resolution: use more pepper.

use more pepperI love pepper! It makes everything taste better and takes food that might be bland and makes it good. But taste isn’t the only reason you should be using more pepper. Here are 4 great reasons to use more pepper in 2017.

  1. Pepper has cancer fighting properties. According to a study published by the University of Michigan Cancer Center, the chemical compound in peppercorns called piperine may be able to help prevent a breast cancer tumor from developing.
  2. Pepper is a natural decongestant. Add some extra pepper to your soup and it will help you breathe easier.
  3. Pepper is good for your laundry, really. Did you know that pepper can help keep the colors in your clothing more vibrant? Sprinkle some pepper in with your load of laundry and your regular washing detergent. You will notice the difference.
  4. Pepper helps improve digestion. Black pepper helps to stimulate your taste buds. When this happens your stomach will naturally begin to increase hydrochloric acid secretion. This secretion is necessary for digestion and helps keep food from sitting in your stomach for a longer period of time which could cause indigestion or heartburn.
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