It is from the blog WiseBread, Living Large on a Small Budget, and the post is titled: Bioavailability: How to Get More Nutrients from Your Food
I LOVE pepper and I'm going to have to make a point of using it more often :)
Here's an excerpt:
Black pepper isn't just for seasoningHmmmm, pepper-flavored Rolaids perhaps?
Sprinkling a dash of black pepper does more than please your taste buds. The piperine in it increases the bioavailability of many substances through a bunch of cool processes, which results in more nutrients reaching your cells. Not only that, but did you know piperine can act as an anti-depressant, pain reliever, and antacid, boost brain functioning, and help you sleep?! Can someone please pass the pepper STAT!
- Add Lemon to Your Tea
- Have OJ with Your Meat
- Cook Your Tomatoes and Carrots
- Put Some Fat in Your Salad
I hope you enjoy this article, too.