Spices play an essential role in making Indian foods famous across the globe. Because of their distinct flavour and mouth-watering aroma spices are considered as the essence of Indian cuisine. Besides, these spices help lose weight and work wonders if properly used.
One of the spices which is commonly used in the Indian kitchen is Black Pepper or Kali Mirch (in Hindi). Adding a pinch of black pepper powder can make the food taste better. Well, apart from adding taste to the food, this quintessential ingredient may also help you lose weight.
Being loaded with Vitamins A, C, and K, minerals and healthy fatty acids, black pepper works as a natural metabolic booster which makes it a storehouse of uncountable health benefits, including weight loss.
It contains piperine, a compound which speed up the metabolism process and prevents fat accumulation in the body. Besides, it also increase satiety and make you feel fuller, even after eating less.
Moreover, adding up a little of it in your meal burns calories after eating for hours and prevents the formation of new fat cells.
How to use black pepper in the diet
Gulp or chew directly - If you can deal with the burning hot flavour of black pepper. It's advisable to consume 1-2 peppercorns directly every morning in empty stomach.
Black pepper tea - Add a dash of freshly ground black pepper in your regular tea.
Black pepper drink - Boil a glass of water. Add 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1 teaspoon of honey to it. Stir well and drink lukewarm.