Top 3 Health Benefits of Turmeric
- Anti-inflammatory – Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has numerous beneficial effects to the following disease processes and health issues. Decreasing inflammation through suppression of cell signal pathways helps combat:
- Heart Disease & Cardiovascular Health
- Inflammatory Diseases & Autoimmune Diseases
- “Anti”-Diabetes – It has been proven to help reduce insulin resistance and hyperglycemia.
- Antioxidant – It reduces unhealthy oxidation and promotes natural aging of cells. It is a neuroprotector.
To date over 100 different clinical trials have been completed with curcumin which clearly shows its safety, tolerability and its effect against various chronic diseases in humans.
You will notice that black pepper is one of the ingredients in this recipe. This is no accident. Black pepper’s active ingredient is piperine. When piperine is combined with turmeric’s curcumin, it drastically increases the rate of absorption by up to 2,000%! This happens because piperine inhibits and slows down the metabolism, the breakdown, of curcumin in the liver. When this occurs, it allows one’s body to experience the beneficial properties for a longer duration before the active ingredients are metabolized out of the body. Takeaway point: add black pepper when using turmeric to add flavor or cook with!
Black pepper significantly enhances the therapeutic effects and bioavailability of turmeric!
All the other aromatic spices!
This recipe is punch full of flavor. Turmeric and its yellowish residue can add nutritional value to almost any meal. In fact, we are finally using it as a natural food coloring instead of using a yellow artificial synthetic dye. The other spices in this tea are: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, anise, and ginger. The combination of these will slightly resemble a chai flavor. This allows you to enjoy this Turmeric Spiced Tea often without getting bored!
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