The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Curcuminoids have been known to help with symptoms and fight diseases.
Curcuminoids contain: antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-tumor properties.
Consuming more turmeric could help your body fight against inflammatory diseases such as irritable bowel movements and pancreatitis, chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and even cancer.
Turmeric has a low bioavailability, which means that our bodies do not get all it has got to offer. To get all the health benefits of turmeric use these little tricks:
1. A little fresh black pepper – adding black pepper to turmeric significantly increases the way your body responds to the helpful and healthy curcumin within.
2. Healthy fats – for our bodies to fully absorb turmeric it needs to be combined with fats. You can add turmeric to dressings and sauces for a kick of color, taste and health benefits.
3. Turn up the heat – sprinkle a little turmeric in every sauce and you’ll be eating healthy and not even noticing it.