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Could black pepper help you burn fat?

Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay explains the benefits of Black pepper powder and how to get it

Healthy foods, snacks and drinks have exploded on to the market and it’s left us feeling spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what non-artificial energy bar or detox tea we are going to try next.

But how much do we know about trendy ingredients really? This is why we asked Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay to fill in the blanks on the most confusing super-nutrients of the moment. Today, he’s covering black pepper powder.

Rick Hay says: ‘Black pepper powder is a thermogenic agent, which means it helps heat the body. This is why it’s used in weight management as it helps your body burn fat more efficiently. Although it was only done on mice, one study published in 2017 in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism found that supplement the diet with black pepper could increase metabolism and fat burned during exercise.

‘Because black pepper is also a metabolism booster, it can be beneficial to those who tend to feel lethargic.

‘However, be careful not to take too much if you suffer from an irritable bowel or a digestive disorder as black pepper powder can be quite spicy. For most of us though it will boost circulation and help with the health of the lymphatic system.

Looking for a nutrient powder that contains black pepper powder? Try Healthista’s ‘Body Food’

‘Black pepper powder is simple seasoning if you want to add more flavour and a kick to your meals’.

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Rick Hay is an Anti-Ageing and Fitness Nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology. He specializes in obesity treatment and weight management. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista. Find out more at rickhay.co.uk. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickhayuk

 

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Rick Hays book the Anti Ageing Food and Fitness Plan is available to buy on Amazon. 

 

More from Rick Hay:

Anti Ageing Fitness Plan: Week 6

5 foods to keep your body young

10 rules of weight loss

5 foods to eat when you’re frantic

10 pre-exercise snacks that WON’T ruin your diet

FOOD is seven a day the new five a day?

HOW TO Choose a protein powder

What to eat if you exercise

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