Turmeric is becoming increasingly popular, and this natural superfood deserves it!
Its active ingredient, curcumin, which gives its yellow color, Is actually responsible for most of its medicinal properties.
As proven by the study abstracts from the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database MEDLINE, turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin have over 600 potential health benefits.
Therefore, if you add it to your regular diet, you will experience major health improvements! However, before you do so, you need to know several things about this spice:
Since curcumin is the active compound which provides the favorable properties of turmeric, you need to know that it is not easily absorbed.
Moreover, the findings of animal and clinical studies indicate that the curcumin concentrations in blood plasma, urine, and peripheral tissues are extremely low regardless of the size of the dosage.
Yet, there are natural ways to boost the bioavailability of turmeric.
Combine it with Black Pepper
Black pepper is a potent natural medicine as well, and when combined with turmeric, it acts as an adjuvant. According to NutritionFacts:
“If people are given a bunch of turmeric curcumin, within an hour there’s a little bump in the level in their blood stream. We don’t see a large increase because our liver is actively trying to get rid of it. But what if the process is suppressed by taking just a quarter teaspoon’s worth of black pepper?
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