Studies have shown that piperine, the pungent component of black pepper, possess anti-cancer properties, improves cognitive function, and acts as an anti-depressant, and now, you can add fat loss to it’s impressive list of health benefits!
According to a study published in the Journal Agricultural and Food Chemistry, piperine has the power to stop the body from making new fat cells.
How? When you eat more calories than you burn, your fat cells take on the excess calories and store them until the cells are full. Once they are full, the fat cells send out a signal to immature fat cells, called pre-adipocytes, which then start to grow and mature into full-fledged fat calls. This process is called adipogenesis, and black pepper just might stop it!
In other words, piperine may be able to stop undeveloped fat cells from developing into full functioning fat cells!
Unfortunately, the study used very high concentrations of piperine – more than you could ever sprinkle on your morning plate of eggs. More research is needed on the highly intriguing topic, but in the meantime, enjoy that black pepper!