Not only does it add a unique taste to food, it’s also loaded with great health benefits. Yes, I am talking about that wonder spice called TURMERIC. Curcumin is its main ingredient. However, our bodies cannot readily absorb it by itself. Research now shows that pairing turmeric with this other awesome ingredient makes it easier for curcumin to be absorbed.
Turmeric has been used both in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditions for thousands of years demonstrating not only its taste but healthy benefits. Enter BLACK PEPPER, the perfect partner for turmeric. Five percent of turmeric is curcumin and 5% of black is a substance called PIPERINE. Just about ¼ teaspoon of piperine is enough to help turmeric function at optimal levels. When using supplement formation ensure that the turmeric product has piperine and vice versa. So why is turmeric so healthy and should be used regularly?
It increases life span, protects the liver from oxidative stress, kills fungus more effectively than ginger or oregano, encourages tumour death cells in the deepest parts of the individual cell, kills bladder cancer cells, destroys lung cancer cells, lowers cholesterol and protects cognitive health from ion irradiation.
Further, recent studies on the powerful effects on our health when we use turmeric reveals: it reduces chronic inflammation and pain, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, skin and aging, as well as, improves brain health and memory.
Study after study is revealing the powerful health benefits of this wonder spice of the East. Always talk to your health care practitioner to add any supplements to your regimen. In the case of turmeric make sure to enhance absorption with black pepper.