Do you know you will miss out on the advantages of turmeric if you do not consume it the right way?
Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is a powerful bio active agent and natural anti-oxidant. But it is water-insoluble and has low bioavailability. It does not get absorbed easily into the bloodstream.
To better absorb curcumin in the body, add other food components with turmeric.
Here are a few ways you can increase curcumin absorption and make the best use of the power of turmeric..
4 Recipes to Best Absorb Curcumin
1. Turmeric Paste
Turmeric paste recipe is perfect to use any season. It is one of the easiest ways to increase the intake of curcumin. You can refrigerate the paste and store it. The paste is a powerful combination of turmeric and black pepper. Piperine increases the absorption of curcumin.
2. Golden Milk
Golden Milk is a delicious way of taking turmeric. It is a combination of milk with turmeric and coconut oil. This milk helps in the absorption of calcium. The fat from the coconut oil also aids in the absorption of curcumin from the turmeric. You can take this tasty soothing drink before bedtime so that you can get a restful night’s sleep.
To save time, you might want to try out Zizira's Lakadong Ker — a readymade haldi doodh (golden milk) from Meghalaya.
3. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric tea is one of the most popular form of consuming the benefits of turmeric. It has a unique but a subtle flavour. This tea is lighter than the golden milk and is a combination of turmeric paste, honey and lemon.
4. Turmeric Smoothie
One of the healthiest drinks for the summer is the turmeric smoothie. It is great to take after a good heart pounding work-out session. It is a combination of all the goodness of ginger, banana, turmeric, carrot and lemon.
Before we wind up, you might want to know:
What Makes Turmeric Powder Spice Special?
Turmeric spice contains bioactive compounds called curcuminoids that helps in promoting health. Curcumin is one of the most powerful antioxidant. Turmeric also functions as an anti-inflammatory compound that helps relief joint pain. Studies also suggest that turmeric contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Turmeric also acts as a natural detox for livers. It helps in promoting a healthy digestive system.
These are some of the quick and easy ways to consume the goodness of turmeric powder. Try it out for yourselves and don’t forget to add your own creative flair to it.