Yes, that’s right! Consuming turmeric is not the same as absorbing it. Full of all good things. The star ingredient in turmeric, Curcumin is what is not picked up by the body easily. So how to reap the benefits of turmeric, you ask? Here are 3 easy ways to do that!
- Mix it up with the Good kind of Fats
Turmeric dissolves in fats. So whenever we eat turmeric with good fats, like avocado, olive oil or coconut oil, we’re more likely to absorb more of it into our bloodstream. This is another major reason why turmeric is commonly mixed with warm milk.
- Heat it up
Have you ever noticed how turmeric just doesn’t mix well when put in cold food items or drinks?
It’s commonly said that heat tends to increase the solubility of curcumin by 12 times. So the next time you consume turmeric, make sure you don’t just sprinkle it raw, on a cold dish.
- Combine it with Pepper
The liver makes certain substances water soluble so they can more easily pass through the body. But when we add pepper, high in a compound called piperine, the absorption of the curcumin is slowed down. This is why eating turmeric with pepper increases absorption by a significant amount.
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