The turmeric and black pepper combination has great health benefits and is widely used in natural remedies. This mix can cure several chronic diseases including breast cancer, according to a recent study at Michigan University.
The healing powers of turmeric are known since ancient times. However, all of turmeric’s benefits cannot be properly received when it is taken orally. Turmeric must be combined with black pepper in order to make the absorption process easier. This way, the body can take full advantage of the health benefits of turmeric. The study revealed that piperine from black pepper along with turmeric creates a powerful remedy for treatment and prevention of cancer. The piperine also influences the curcumin absorption and makes it about 1000 times easier to absorb. The study was published in the Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Journal stating that the combination is useful when eradicating cancer stem cells. Here are some of the health effects of this amazing combination:
Reduces inflammation and pain
The mix of piperine and curcumin influence about 700 genes! They fight off infections and inflammation as they block the activity and synthesis of enzymes such as 5-LOX and COX2 which participate in the inflammation process.
This combination will boost your metabolism and help you burn fat, as well as make you feel full after a meal.
Turmeric and black pepper can make you happier as they stimulate secretion of dopamine and serotonin – the “feel good” hormones in the body. The mix will also block the enzyme monoamine oxide responsible for depression and acts as a natural antidepressant.
Add this miraculous combination in vegetable juices, smoothies and your favorite dishes.