Turmeric is an ancient golden spice that has been used for 4000 years and ended up as a key ingredient in India's traditional practices.
Commonly used as a digestive aid and to help relieve joint pain associated with arthritis, this spice really does live up to its name.
Here are the 5 main reasons to add turmeric into your daily diet:
Anti-inflammatory effects: Turmeric contains curcumin, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. When combined with black pepper, which contains piperine, the bioavailability of curcumin is increased, leading to enhanced anti-inflammatory effects.
Improved joint health: Turmeric may help improve joint health by reducing inflammation and pain. This can be beneficial for people with conditions such as arthritis.
Better digestion: Turmeric may also improve digestion by increasing the production of digestive enzymes and reducing inflammation in the gut.
Reduced oxidative stress: Turmeric contains antioxidants that can help reduce oxidative stress in the body. When combined with black pepper, the absorption of these antioxidants may be improved, leading to greater benefits.
Brain health: Some research suggests that turmeric may help improve brain function and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. This may be due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Now you know all the great reasons to add turmeric into your diet, you're most likely thinking "how much do I need to take so I can benefit too?"
Turmeric contains roughly 3.14% of curcumin (the main compound that provides all these benefits). So you need about 3 level tablespoons of turmeric per day.
Drinking this much turmeric may not taste the most pleasant so you can add milk and honey to make it taste better.
The other alternative is to opt for a capsule form instead.
There are many turmeric supplements on the market which are pure turmeric powder but you'll need to take more capsules per day than if you were to take a curcumin extract.
Our turmeric supplement has a 95% curcuminoid level, so instead of 3.14% and needing 3 tablespoons, you can take just 2 easy-to-swallow capsules for the same amount of curcumin. Plus, it has added black pepper extract to increase absorption of curcumin so you can get more out of each capsule.
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