Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pass the Pepper Please

I saw this interesting post mentioned in either Lifehacker or Boing Boing...

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 seasoning
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!
Hmmmm, pepper-flavored Rolaids perhaps?

Other sections of this post are:
  • 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.