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Health Benefits of Consuming Pepper Soup

Pepper soup has impressive health benefits. The benefits are dependent on the ingredients used to prepare the soup. It is prepared with Nigerian spices and herbs, which have medicinal properties too. It can be served with boiled yam, semo, pounded yam, rice, bread, potatoes; or simply eat it like that.

The common ingredients used to prepare Pepper soup include: fresh peppers, onions, herb spices, ginger, nutmeg, fish (meat/ beef/ chicken), garlic, bay leaf, water, and scent leaf.

As delicious as this soup is it has amazing health benefits, such as:

Treating Colds

Pepper soup is used as a home remedy to treat catarrh, colds and cough. The peppers and herbs spice promote internal heat to your body. It relaxes the lungs and chest. It opens up your nostrils and clears your sinuses. Hence, your respiratory system is relieved.

Promote Weight Loss

Research has shown that consuming pepper soup can promote weight loss. It causes you to drink plenty of water due to its peppery spicy nature. Plus it gives you a feeling of fullness.

After Childbirth

Pepper soup is effective for women who just gave birth. It is usually given to women after childbirth. This is because it helps to immediately heal up uterine hemorrhage after giving birth.

Heart Health

Pepper soup is good for your heart health. It encourages heart function and helps regulate heart rate. According to Healthline, " pepper increases circulation, improves blood vessel strength and reduces plaque buildup in your arteries."

Therapeutic Properties

The spices and peppers (garlic and ginger) used have antibacterial and anti- inflammatory properties. These combat inflammation and fight off bacteria in the body. It also boosts your immune system. In addition it contains antimicrobial properties.

Aids Digestion

When pepper soup is prepared with the herbs and vegetables, it makes for easy digestion. Pepper soup stimulates your colon and intestines; thereby promoting easy bowel movement.

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