Turmeric And Black Pepper – Why You Should Always Combine These Two Spices
Why You Need To Combine Turmeric And Black Pepper
Written by: Lindsay Sibson
If all that glitters is GOLD…
Then all that is uber beneficial to your health is BLACK and gold!
Let’s take a closer look at why you must add black pepper to turmeric…
What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and has been used in the Middle East and East India for thousands of years to help with a wide variety of conditions. It is a vibrant spice that has a golden hue. Turmeric is not only one of the oldest superfoods on the planet, but is NOW one of the most highly prized spices in the world! Of all the superfoods receiving hype on the web these days, turmeric has actually scientifically proven itself to be incredibly beneficial for the human body. We’re talking over 8,000 published clinical trials, studies and reviews.
We include turmeric in over half of our products because we’ve experienced the benefits ourselves and simply cannot find another spice to match it. The part of turmeric that makes it so unique and powerful is the active ingredient curcumin. This is also what gives turmeric its yellow hue (that will stain your clothes but also whiten your teeth…what?!).
Other benefits of turmeric include:
- Cancer preventative
- …and much more!
What Is Black Pepper?
Aside from being used to season food, black pepper has also been used medicinally for many years. In olden days black pepper was often a sign of wealth.
Most people don’t know black pepper adds valuable nutrients to their diet, with only one ounce containing:
- 79% daily recommended value of manganese
- 57% vitamin K
- 45% iron
- 30% fiber
Along with these vitamins and minerals, the properties in black pepper also help work with systems in the body to properly utilize potassium calcium and zinc.
Why Combine Turmeric With Black Pepper?
The daily recommendation of turmeric is around 450 milligrams of curcumin capsules or about 3 grams of fresh turmeric root daily divided into several doses. The problem is that curcumin doesn’t have the best bio-availability level when taken orally. Even if you are taking turmeric religiously, you may not receive all the benefits due to poor absorption – unless it is combined with black pepper.
The active ingredients in turmeric and black pepper, curcumin and piperine, enhance their respective benefits when combined by up to 2000%.
What this means is that it makes it easier for your body to absorb and benefit from the curcumin.
Now let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of combining turmeric with black pepper:
More Health Benefits Of Turmeric And Black Pepper
- Curcumin can be taken to help remedy rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and other forms of inflammation
- Compounds in both turmeric and black pepper inhibit the formation of mammosphere (a marker of breast cancer)
- Turmeric and black pepper also reduce toxicity, which can help prevent cancer
|Soothes Peptic Ulcers
- Black pepper and turmeric have beneficial effects on gastric mucosal damage (peptic ulcer)
- Curcumin inhibits the growth of H. pylori bacteria (associated with peptic ulcer disease)
- Piperine in black pepper has antioxidative effects
- Turmeric and black pepper protect against cognitive impairment
- May help improve memory in Alzheimer’s disease
- Can help reduce memory loss
What incredible benefits!
There is no doubt about it… it’s time to start using turmeric and black pepper on the daily.
How To Include These Spices In Your Daily Diet
Here is how you can incorporate these two power ingredients into your diet today:
Here are a few more simple, tasty recipes.
Sweet & Tangy Turmeric Pineapple-Kraut Recipe
Turmeric Coffee Milkshake Recipe
Turmeric-Chia Protein Smoothie Recipe
How do YOU use turmeric and black pepper? SHARE with the Fitlife fam below!
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Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.
Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).
Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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