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Turmeric… that anti-inflammatory star!

Turmeric, that delightful spice which has been used for thousands of years, is part of the Indian curry which is known for its exceptional virtues to our health condition. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect of turmeric is due to the presence of curcumin (a proficient component of turmeric).

So, we should know that turmeric is quite effective against digestive inflammations. Moreover, it helps prevent joint inflammation. The role of turmeric in the prevention of certain cancers is also notable and this is due to the Curcumin which prevents the production of inflammatory molecules by precancerous cells which, therefore, do not transform into cancerous cells.

A good dash of turmeric each day (unless otherwise advised by your doctor) is sufficient for you to enjoy its benefits. However, we must pay attention to the way we use it in order for us to take full advantage of its virtues. When consumed alone, turmeric is poorly absorbed. Hence, it is necessary that we mix it with black pepper which enhances its effects. Also, and to facilitate its absorption by the intestine, it is more preferable to dissolve it in fatty substances, such as olive oil. At last, why not try adding a little turmeric and black pepper to your salad dressings? This will certainly do us good.

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