There are some smart ways to increase the bioavailability of turmeric in your body, one of them is combine it with black pepper. It’s said that by mixing turmeric and black pepper, you improve the bioavailability of turmeric by 10000 times, this is mainly thanks to a key chemical in black pepper-piperine, which actually helps the body absorb curcumin.
For the drink we’re going to talk about, first step is making turmeric paste by mixing turmeric and black pepper:
Mix 1/4 cup turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon grounded black pepper and 1/2 cup filtered water in a saucepan and place it over medium heat. Stir it well until you get a paste. Save it in a small jar after it cool off.
For making this “Golden Milk”, the main ingredient is the turmeric paste:
Prepare 1/4 teaspoon of the turmeric paste, 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon coconut oil.
Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and heat the mixture on medium heat, stir and remove it from the heat before it starts to boil. For a better taste, add a teaspoon raw honey and mix well.
Consume a few of this golden milk every morning to get its super benefits. This turmeric drink has good anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties, and provides a list of health benefits for overall health:
1- Speeds up the healing process of wound of your skin due to its antiseptic properties.
2- It has been shown to affect cancer growth, and has been used to prevent prostate cancer or even destroy the existing cancer cells when combined with cauliflower.
3- It may promote metabolism and help you lose weight as it’s effective in reducing insulin resistance which is the key to weight loss.
4- Many spices that with anti-inflammatory effects are being used to treat arthritis and one of the most promising of them is turmeric, as it contains chemicals that work similarly to some anti-inflammatory medicines.
5- Turmeric can increase the production of bile by the gallbladder, and the liver uses bile to detox the blood, this factor supports good liver health.
6- Many studies have proven the turmeric’s effects in preventing Alzheimer’s disease, turmeric contains several agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, which responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.
7- The presence of curcumin makes turmeric good for treating depression, as curcumin may increase the serotonin levels, which does well in the regulation of memory, sleep, mood as well as learning, and it’s clear that these behaviors play a role in depression.
8- Turmeric can be used in treating diabetes, particular type-2 diabetes by helping reduce insulin resistance.
9- Maintaining cholesterol at a healthy level can prevent many kinds of diseases and turmeric has been shown to reduce serum cholesterol levels.
10- This recipe has ability to soothe sore throat and coughs caused by the cold and flu, this is due to the substance called lipopolysaccharide it contains, which is an immunity booster.
11- A sip of this turmeric milk before bedtime will also give you a good night’s rest and improve your sleep quality.
12- Turmeric also helps treat indigestion and other stomach problems.
Sources: weeklyhealthylife.com, turmericforhealth.com
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