Turmeric is a true superfood that with tons of amazing health benefits, while the active ingredient of it-curcumin isn’t easy to be absorbed by your body, it means turmeric had low bioavailability. “Bioavailability refers to the extent to and rate at which the active moiety (drug or metabolite) enters systemic circulation, thereby accessing the site of action.” Explained by the Merck manual.
This character of turmeric has been proven by several studies:
A 1978 study (1) in the rat found that curcumin was poorly absorbed in the gut, less part was absorbed and almost 3/4 of it was excreted via the feces.
Another recent study (2) found that only 0.36ug/ml of curcumin was found in the blood serum when 10mg/kg of curcumin was orally administered.
In these researches, even increasing the dose could not lead to better absorption. So it’s essential to find ways to increase the bioavailability of curcumin in the body. Healthyandnaturalworld listed 3 methods for this:
- Mix it with black pepper;
- Mix it with fats;
- And mix it with quercetin.
Check how these 3 methods will enhance the absorption of curcumin in your body at here.
So keep in mind of that you should always eat pepper with your turmeric! Here is a simple recipe you can try and the reasons why you should drink this tea every morning:
Health Boosting Tea With Turmeric and Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Juice of half a lemon
Put the cayenne pepper and turmeric in a glass cup, and pour the lemon juice in it. Add boiled water inside of the cup, stir in honey and your tea is well.
Drink it twice a day.
Here are some changes that will happen to your body when you start drinking this tea!
1. It Helps Prevent Cancer
Lots of studies proved that turmeric has ability to prevent cancer. Curcumin has cancer preventing properties by killing cancer cells, stopping them growth, and boosting antioxidant levels of your body. Regular consume of cayenne pepper also has a positive effect for preventing cancer, besides capsaicin it contains, which is well known as a natural cancer fighting medicine, cayenne pepper also contains a god amount of antioxidants, which are essential to defense against the attacks of viruses, bacteria and many other diseases including cancer.
2. It Improves Digestion
As a popular digestive aid, cayenne stimulates the digestive tract and also relieves intestinal gas to improve your digestive health.
3. If You Suffer From Arthritis, You Will Get Relief
Curcumin is a well known as a pain reliever due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Drink this tea will be helpful if you duffer from arthritis, joints pain or other inflammatory diseases. It works effectively without any side effects, so you can take it over extended periods of time.
4. It Protects Your Heart
You’ll get improved heart health in a period of time if you keep drinking this tea, as cayenne pepper has ability to lower high blood pressure and clear arteries.
5. It Acts as A Good Detox Supporter
Cayenne pepper causes us to sweat, an important process of detoxification. And turmeric is also a good natural liver detoxifer.
It’s advised to drink this tea in the morning, instead of your morning coffee. Both turmeric and cayenne are loaded with nutrients and health benefits that will keep your body function well. Give it a try and enjoy the benefits from this super tea.