Black pepper stimulates the taste buds in a way that an alert is sent to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, therefore improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food components in the stomach. When the body's production of hydrochloric acid is insufficient, food may sit in the stomach for an extended period of time, leading to heartburn or indigestion, or it may pass into the intestines, where it can be used as a food source for unfriendly gut bacteria, whose activities produce gas, and irritation.
Black pepper has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and antibacterial effects another way in which this wonderful seasoning promotes the health of the digestive tract. And not only does black pepper help you derive the most benefit from your food, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim while giving you energy to burn.
Research Source: WH Foods
Simple deviled egg recipe with a nice twist. We like eggs and tuna so I enjoyed combining the two for this tasty recipe.
Tuna Deviled Eggs
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6 eggs, hard-boiled and peeled
1 (5 oz.) can tuna fish in water, drained and flaked
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon dill relish
minced parsley for garnish
Cut eggs in half. Remove yolk and place in a bowl. Mash yolks with a fork. Add tuna. Stir in mayonnaise, salt, black pepper, lemon juice, mustard and dill relish.
Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Garnish with minced parsley. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!