Black Pepper and Turmeric – The Combination That Could Save Lives

According to a number of scientists working together at the University of Michigan, combining turmeric and black pepper can help in preventing breast cancer. Interestingly, this mixture can also be beneficial for patients suffering from breast cancer.

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Turmeric is a potent medicinal herb. If you ingest it directly from your mouth, your body will not be able to absorb its nutrients fully. This is due to the fast metabolism within the walls of our intestine and in the liver.

Black pepper is capable of increasing absorption of curcumin by up to 200 percent. So the combination is going to help in protecting your body against infections, cancers and inflammations.

What are the Health Benefits of Turmeric & Black Pepper Mixture?

  • Reducing inflammation & pain – Piperine and curcumin are the two active ingredients in both the herbs. They can affect a staggering 700-plus genes in our body. Besides, they could also slow down the activity and synthesis of (COX2) cyclo-oxygenase-2 and 5-LOX (5-lipo-oxygenase), and the functions of a number of enzymes that could cause inflammation.
  • Powerful anti-cancer combination – According to a number of studies (performed some time ago), piperine (the active ingredient in black pepper) is capable of making curcumin (active ingredient in turmeric) a thousand times more readily absorbable for our body.

Many other studies have shown that curcumin itself is highly potent in fighting against cancer. In the absence of piperine, turmeric’s bio-availability (absorbability) falls by a huge margin.

In a study published in the Breast Cancer Research & Treatment Journals, scientists displayed how turmeric and black pepper combo was effective in targeting and killing cancer cells.

  • Effective Cure For Depression – All the active ingredients in turmeric and black pepper have potent anti-depressant properties. These ingredients are capable of increasing your serotonin and dopamine levels within the brain. They can also prevent the mono-amine oxidase’s activities. This is an enzyme associated with depression. Its high levels have been found to be high in case of depression.
  • Help with weight loss – Turmeric and black pepper are also beneficial in helping with weight loss. Piperine, which is found in black pepper in high levels, is a thermogenic substance. It will speed up your metabolism and increase the number of calories that your burns in a natural way. According to scientists, this combo of ingredients helps in making you feel full (it works as appetite suppressant). Both black pepper and turmeric could be taken along with all types of foods, in fact even in vegetable juices and smoothies.

How Much Should You Take?

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You should take 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric. Consume the mixture and drink some water along with it. take it once in the morning and then in the evening.


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