In the second of the combination foods series, we bring to you a spicy combination “Turmeric and Black pepper” to keep you healthy. Each of these spices contain key bioactive compounds that are responsible for its beneficial properties.
Tumeric & Black Pepper
Turmeric contains a renowned healing compound called Curcumin that possesses powerful antioxidant properties. However, without black pepper the body’s ability to absorb Curcumin is very low.
As for black pepper, around five percent of it is composed of the active alkaloid compound, Piperine. It might not sound like much, but if you add even just a pinch of black pepper to turmeric, it can substantially boost the bioavailability of Curcumin by up to 2,000 percent.
Combined Health Benefits:
- Disease fighting
- Boosts immune system
- Improves digestion (WEIGHT LOSS)
- Helps in fighting cancer, arthritis.