If you haven't heard of Turmeric don't worry many people haven't but it's the spice which gives curry's their goldenly yellow colour and make Indian dishes so delicious. However quality research has shown it can do more than just add some colour to your meals but it can benefit our minds and bodies too.
For years Turmeric has been known to aid digestion but it's the active ingredients we're really interested in these days. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Turmeric and is a very strong and powerful antioxidant with anti inflammatory benefits, which in today's inflamed society can only help.
Curcumin only makes up around 3% of Turmeric but don't be discouraged because there are still many benefits to adding Turmeric to your meals. If you'd like to maximise the benefits then you can supplement with Curcumin directly but be to be sure to add some black pepper into the mix to increase the absorption into the bloodstream by up to 2000%. Whichever decision you choose just make sure you're adding at least one into your diet.
Here are some idea's on how you can add Turmeric into your meals:
Curcumin can not only inhibit many factors which play a major role in inflammation process but it has shown the ability to neutralising free radicals in the body and stimulating our body's own natural antioxidants aiding the ageing process too. Since inflammation is a common problem in the western world and many diseases and illness are attributed to it which make this sort of preventative measure a no brainer really.
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Speak soon, JC.