Black Pepper: Diet Weapon?

Black pepper
The same ingredient in black pepper that adds taste to your meals may also help keep you slim.

New research, which identifies the flavor compound piperine as black pepper’s secret fat-fighting weapon, concludes that pepper works by blocking the formation of new fat cells in the body. Other foods, such as the compound piceatannolthat is found in red wine, peanuts, and grapes, have also been recently found to have the same effect.

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