Research on turmeric has demonstrated it to be a stronger anti-inflammatory than hydrocortisone, to be effective at lowering cholesterol, and increasing bile flow thereby improving the action of the liver and gall bladder leading to better nutrient absorption. Turmeric has numerous health benefits, but the major one is its ability to reduce inflammation. Chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been linked to reducing inflammation and potentially fighting off diseases caused by inflammation. Suffer from pain caused by arthritis? Studies suggest turmeric may improve symptoms from arthritis due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. As a result, you could be missing out on its advantages to health. However, adding black pepper can help. Research supports that combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric enhances curcumin absorption by up to 2,000%.
Turmeric is effective only at higher doses and the easiest way to get this is in powder form. You can cook with it, add it to smoothies, or mix it into honey and eat it by the spoonful. 1 tsp 3 times a day.
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