This is an herb that is for just about everyone. Whether you just ran a marathon, recently did your first workout in forever, if you’ve been dealing with arthritis for years or just have a minor sprain, turmeric provides nourishment that may assist the body in dealing with any of these situations.
Here are some interesting facts about turmeric:
· It’s the spice that gives curry its bright yellow color.
· It’s been used as a spice and medicinal herb for thousands of years.
· Its main ingredient is curcumin.
Curcumin is a strong antioxidant and has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
You read that last part right — turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects! That’s the secret to its popularity these days. Chronic inflammation is another modern day issue, and turmeric can help our bodies deal with it.
Here’s a tip — to improve the absorption of curcumin, consider consuming black pepper with it. Black pepper contains something called piperine, which in studies has shown to improve the absorption of curcumin in the bloodstream.