If you have been trying to lose weight but haven’t seen results, this simple spice can help hasten the process — black pepper or kali mirch. You may also like to read about the health benefits of black pepper.
A common addition to most Indian dishes, pepper is great when it comes to helping you shed those kilos. Not only does it help your body extract all the nutrients from the food you eat, but its shell contains a potent nutrient (phytonutrient) that helps speed up the breakdown of fat cells. Apart from that, pepper also helps improve your digestion and beats common stomach ailments like bloating, gas formation and indigestion.
How to use it:
You can use pepper either in its powdered form or whole. The only aspect you should pay attention to is the fact that the pepper powder you use should be freshly ground.
While adding a few peppercorns to two betel leaves and chewing it once a day is a great weight loss tool, you can also add a spoon of pepper powder to a glass of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and honey. Here’s how pepper and betel leaves can help you lose weight.
All you have to do is mix the juice of half a lemon in a glass of warm water, add a spoon of black pepper powder and honey (as per your taste) to it. Now mix it well and have it on an empty stomach.
When and how often should you drink this mix?
Drink this mixture once a day, on an empty stomach. Early in the morning is the perfect time to consume this drink, but if you are a late riser, drinking it as soon as you wake up also works.
A word of caution: This is a home remedy and should not be used instead of medical advice. Please consult your doctor before you try any home remedy.