Yesterday I posted about the benefits of adding turmeric to your daily regime. Today I have more on turmeric and what boost it’s healing properties. Black pepper boost the absorption of curcumin thereby enhancing bioavailability of turmeric.
Just as oranges are a source if vitamin C, turmeric is a source of curcumin. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. While turmeric is an excellent spice, a curcumin extract is a better choice for health benefits.
Don’t use turmeric if you have gallstones or bile duct dysfunction. Pregnant women should seek their doctor’s approval before use.
This herb is also helpful in building the immune system. In India turmeric has been traditionally used as a disinfectant and treatment for diabetes, laryngitis, and bronchitis. Today many people are suffering from runny nose and upper respiratory infections with the changing weather.
Here are five hints that will help you feel better and address those cold symptoms:
- Alternate between green tea and ginger tea. Make sure to drink at least 2 cups of each daily.
- Vitamin C. – Your body can only process 1,000 mg supplement daily. In addition, you could choose Vitamin C rich foods throughout the day. Remember that if you take Emergen-C or Airborne they’re loaded with sugar which weakens your immune system.
- Zinc. It increases your production of white blood cells which helps to fight infections.
- Water. Try to drink half a gallon daily (eight 8-ounce glasses). It helps to flush the body and get alkaline.
- Turmeric. Stir a teaspoon into an egg in the morning and add the black pepper to increase the health benefits.