Turmeric and Black Pepper to Maximise Health Benefits
Turmeric and Black Pepper - Best Combination for Health Benefits.
You can enhance the power of turmeric by combining it with pepper. Turmeric and black pepper is the most effective combination as piperine, the principal component of black pepper not only gives the sharp taste to pepper but also helps better absorption of turmeric’s curcumin in the body. The curcumin present in turmeric is associated with anti infection, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anticancer properties in thousands of research reports. But most of the curcumin gets metabolised before getting absorbed due to digestive enzymes in the stomach that try to remove it from the bloodstream. Black pepper consists of the element piperine which boosts curcumin absorption by 2000%, according to a study. Piperine slows down the breakdown of curcumin making it more available for the body. Research has shown that turmeric and black pepper can reduce the effects associated with cardiovascular, digestive disorders. According to a review published in Journal of Translational medicine, Piperine can reduce inflammation associated with arthritis, asthma and Alzheimer’s.chronic diseases, inflammation, and spices: how are they linked? | Journal of Translational Medicine | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)
Piperine constitutes about 2 – 7% in black pepper. It is present in the essential oils of black pepper. So consuming black pepper with its natural oils intact helps in retaining its flavour, aroma and medicinal properties. Turmeric and pepper can be used in herbal drinks, curries, salads and soups to help in getting therapeutic benefits and better absorption of curcumin in the body.
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