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Turmeric and Black Pepper – A Perfect Anti-cancer Combination
There is no other natural ingredient in the world that is more effective in reducing inflammation in the body than turmeric.
A very simple combination of these three ingredients can prevent the appearance of cancer.
Here’s the recipe:
Mix ¼ teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon olive oil. And add these ingredients in one teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
Mix all three ingredients nicely.
The mixture can be consumed individually or it can be added in different dishes or salads.
If you only consume the mixture, it can be mixed with little water. If the mixture is used in cooked dishes, make sure to put the mixture at the end of cooking.
A number of animal and laboratory studies have reported anti-cancer (colon, skin, breast) properties of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
Why the Benefits of (Curcumin) Turmeric Enhanced by Black Pepper
Studies have found that piperine (exist in black pepper) enhances the serum (blood) concentration, extent of absorption and bioavailability of curcumin (or turmeric for that matter) in both rats and humans with no adverse effects.
This means that a low dose of curcumin could have a greater effect in terms of health benefits when combined with piperine than a large dose of curcumin or turmeric would.
Other evidence-based benefits of the spice turmeric and its constituent curcumin:
1- Speeds up the healing process of wound of your skin due to its antiseptic properties. Mix it with aloe vera gel can be more effective.
2- It may promote metabolism and help you lose weight as it’s effective in reducing insulin resistance which is the key to weight loss. Turmeric also improves digestion, so add it to your diet if you are looking to lose weight.
3- Many spices that with anti-inflammatory effects are being used to treat arthritis and one of the most promising of them is turmeric, as it contains chemicals that work similarly to some anti-inflammatory medicines.
4- Turmeric can increase the production of bile by the gallbladder, and the liver uses bile to detox the blood, this factor supports good liver health.
5- Many studies have proven the turmeric’s effects in preventing Alzheimer’s disease, turmeric contains several agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, which responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.
6- The presence of curcumin makes turmeric good for treating depression, as curcumin may increase the serotonin levels, which does well in the regulation of memory, sleep, mood as well as learning, and it’s clear that these behaviors play a role in depression.
7- Turmeric can be used in treating diabetes, particular type-2 diabetes by helping reduce insulin resistance.
8- Maintaining cholesterol at a healthy level can prevent many kinds of diseases and turmeric has been shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels.
9- Mix one teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of hot water and drink it can make you feel better sooner when you’re suffering from a cold or flu, this is due to the substance called lipopolysaccharide it contains, which is an immunity booster.