Pepper is one of the spices used in almost every Asian dish. There are two types of pepper known to many people, black pepper and white pepper which is usually used as a spice kitchen.
Spice is also known as The King of Spice (King of Spice) because it is often added as a flavor enhancer in various cuisines. Pepper itself is one of the world's trade commodities. Even more than 80% of Indonesian pepper products are exported abroad.
Pepper is also rich in natural chemical content such as pepper oil, fatty oil, and starch. According to some research of this spicy little nan turned out to support brain health.
Let's see the explanation below as reported by mindblowings.com from Thehealthsite.
1. Prevent Parkinson's disease.
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Based on a study published in December 2012, the active ingredient in pepper, piperine, may help stop enzymes that destroy dopamine. In people with Parkinson's, dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter has a small amount.
2. Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's.
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Still in a study published in 2012, the Journal of Alzheimer Disease found that the habit of using pepper, especially black pepper on cooking can help lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
3. Against depression.
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When you feel sad, at that moment your brain may be lacking serotonin. Piperine, the active ingredient contained in pepper will help the brain produce the hormone serotonin.
4. Reduce the risk of seizures.
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Research published in the Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin in 2010 showed that the piperine content in pepper can control the flow of calcium that causes nerve cells to release neurotransmitters. So as to reduce the risk of seizures in the body.
5. Recovering stroke.
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Research in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society shows that by inhaling the scent of pepper can activate parts of the human brain that serves to swallow. This study was conducted to participants of stroke patients who have difficulty swallowing when the disease.