Why Turmeric Should Be A Part Of Your Diet
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa, it is rich in a compound known as curcumin, which is responsible for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Many studies show that turmeric may also help fight infections, some cancers, and treat digestive problems. Turmeric has many benefits for supporting prostate health, especially health concerns related to aging. Many men take turmeric for prostatitis and BPH. However, you should never use turmeric and curcumin to improve your health without first consulting with a trusted medical professional.
Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed in the body and has minimal impact on blood vessels when taken alone. The good news is that there are ways you can enhance its absorption. Here are a few ways to improve the absorption of Turmeric:
1. SPRINKLE BLACK PEPPER
Piperine, a compound found in black pepper that’s responsible for its pungency, can greatly improve absorption of turmeric in the body.
2. ADD SOME FAT
Turmeric is fat-soluble and thus much better absorbed when taken with fat, such as coconut or almond milk.
3. HEAT IT UP
Heat is said to increase the solubility of curcumin (the primary active constituent in turmeric) by 12 times, which may also increase its bioavailability in the body.
4. EAT QUERCETIN-RICH FOODS
Quercetin is a flavonoid found in many plant foods such as onions, capers, and Serrano peppers, and is known to inhibit an enzyme that inactivates curcumin.
In addition, there are also a few natural remedies that help us in shedding excess weight easily and safely. Consuming turmeric in various forms is one such effective weight loss remedy. When you’re trying to lose weight, you want to make sure you are doing it in the safest way possible. Using natural ingredients can assure that your body is going to remain at its optimal health as you lose weight. Though turmeric is not an end-all to weight loss, it does play a large role in your body’s ability to lose weight. Adding turmeric to your diet, while continuing with an exercise program, is a great way to continue reaching your weight loss goals.
There are several food/beverages that include Turmeric, but listed are a couple of my favorite beverages that you may enjoy...
1. TURMERIC TEA:
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon ghee
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon turmeric (powder or grated root)
1. Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes.
2. Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes.
3. Stir and pour into glasses.
2. GINGER- TURMERIC HERBAL TEA:
2 cups water
1/2 2-teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of honey
1 lemon wedge
1. Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan
2. Add turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes
4. Strain tea into a large glass; add honey and lemon wedge.
Although not commonly considered being an allergenic substance; turmeric can have certain side effects on the body, including nausea, dizziness or diarrhea, particularly when consumed in large quantities. Everything should be taken in moderation! Again, please speak with a trusted medical professional before you use turmeric to treat any health condition that you have.
A serial entrepreneur and former financial advisor, Jean Titus discovered his purpose and passion through the heartache of losing loved ones far too early. He lives his mantra – “We rise by lifting others” – daily as a life coach and Personal Trainer. Jean brings a simplicity and practicality to his work, helping clients draw on their strengths to realize the one thing money can’t buy – good health and wellness. Follow him on Instagram and his fitness journey!