Turmeric is among the most frequently used Asian cuisine spices and it has grown to be extremely popular in America recently as well. Apart from it being used for cooking purposes, turmeric can also serve as a natural solution for a great deal of health issues.
How Turmeric Benefits Your Mental Health
As we all know turmeric has become widely popular in alternative medicine as a result of its effectiveness in the treatment of many physical problems and conditions such as the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Some studies have even shown that turmeric can have a beneficial effect against depression.
Turmeric Benefits for Liver Health and its Cancer-Preventative Properties
Turmeric has an incredible impact on your liver since it provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help repair the liver damage inflicted by:
- Overdose of iron
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Liver issues
Furthermore, latest studies confirm that turmeric can even minimize the risk of liver cancer. It appears that turmeric can fight the human carcinogens effects such as thioacetamide on the liver and therefore reducing your risk of getting cancer.
The Best Way to Ingest and Absorb Turmeric
Remember to consume it along with some black pepper as it boosts the curcumin’s bioavailability by 1000 times because of the content of black piperine.
The best way to consume turmeric is to do it with some kind of healthy fat, such as coconut oil ince the spice is fat-soluble which means that you’ll be maximizing its absorption.
Turmeric water happens to be an incredible recipe that can help you optimize your turmeric intake if only you begin to have it on a daily basis. The preparation is amazingly simple and easy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1-2 cups water
- ¼ tsp. turmeric
A pinch of black pepper
Boil the water and add the turmeric powder, leaving it so for 10 minutes. Remove it from heat, add the black pepper and leave it to cool off.
Turmeric + Healthy Fats Example Recipe
- coconut oil
- 2 cups coconut milk
- a pinch of black pepper
Mix all of the ingredients in a tiny pot. Place it on heat and remove it once it starts to bubble. Have it while it’s still warm.
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