Black pepper is rich in Vitamins A, C, and K, minerals, healthy fatty acids and is a friend of weight loss. It contains piperine. Piperine helps the stomach secrete more hydrochloric acid, an essential nutrient needed for digestion of food. When this happens, the piperine helps accelerate the process of digestion, thus increasing the rate of metabolism in your body. Heightened metabolism helps burn fat and aids weight loss. Boil two teaspoons of black pepper, add some honey and take it daily to maintain a healthy life.