Maybe it was more in vogue some time ago, now it is less "in the spotlight", but it is still worth knowing and using it.
Let's talk about the turmeric (curcuma long), plant from ocher yellow roots commonly used in oriental cuisine, particularly in India, where the health benefits are also well known.
The name derives from Sanskrit, and is the main ingredient of Indian curry.
In addition to being a tasty ingredient to use in the kitchen and a coloring, it is a real one powerful natural remedy, albeit with some limitations. We begin to understand how much turmeric to take per day and why.
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Turmeric, how much to take per day?
Most of the studies carried out on turmeric have shown that its beneficial health effects (due to curcumin) are obtained with a quantity even higher than 1 gram per day!
It turns out therefore difficult achieve active levels of curcumin in the blood simply adding turmeric to our food in the kitchen, because the quantity we use as a spice is very low, so as not to excessively alter the flavor of the dishes.
We will increase theabsorption of curcumin (which occurs in the intestine) in 2 ways:
> Taking piperine at the same time (which ensures an increase in bioavailability by 2000%): add a few grains of pepper.
> By consuming fat at the same time, better if vegetable oils (extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil), as curcumin is very soluble in fats.
A valid alternative to use turmeric by exploiting its beneficial properties are tablets of supplement, designed for maximum absorption. Usually one tablet is taken a day, preferably during a meal.
Turmeric, why take it every day?
Several studies have been performed to confirm the beneficial health effects of turmeric.
It is worth taking it every day for these remarkable properties:
> Property antinflammatory: taking turmeric is effective for fightingchronic inflammation ed ha proprietà interessanti anche nell patologie degenerative con componente infiammatoria.
Studies mainly focus on inflammation of nerve cells and joints.
> Properties antioxidants: oxidative damage caused by free radicals is now considered one of the mechanisms underlying aging and various diseases.
Free radicals are capable of interacting with proteins, fatty acids and with our DNA causing alterations in the functions they perform.
> Improvement of symptoms of arthritis: the anti-inflammatory action of curcumin makes it useful for relieving the symptoms associated with arthritis, acting on the causes that cause it.
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