Have you noticed that turmeric is getting a lot more media attention these days? But how do you get the most out of turmeric? It’s simple, turmeric should be combined with pepper and fat to maximise its benefits.
Yes there is so much talk about turmeric these days with the active ingredient called curcumin, receiving attention because of its healing properties. In many cultures of course, they have known for centuries, the benefits for many ailments including liver cleansing and arthritic pain. Those cultures also rarely use turmeric alone, generally it is combined with a fat source and something “hot” like pepper or chilli.
Turmeric was once a rarely used spice in your pantry – never really giving much flavour, but a lot of colour to your curries (and your fingers too if you weren’t careful). We’ve come a long way from having only poor quality spices available to us, and lucky for us, Venui have captured the true essence of turmeric in their Certified Organic Ground Turmeric. Open the zip lock pack, now carefully inhale a smell of the intense fragrance of turmeric, just as it should smell, slightly mustardy and spicy.
People have started to add turmeric to their porridge, smoothies, drinks – you name it. But do they know that to gain the maximum potency for turmeric boost you need to combine it with black pepper and a fat? Naturally, I am going to suggest that it lends itself well with Lav Kokonas Virgin Coconut Oil, one quality product deserves another.
Absorption by the body hinges around bioavailability. Very simply put, bioavailability is how much of something we absorb into our bodies. So if something has a low bioavailability – like curcumin – then our bodies don’t get all it has to offer. Does this mean we should just eat more of it? No. What we need to do is find the best way to boost curcumin’s bioavailability and that is by adding pepper and oil.
Fresh Black Pepper
Black pepper has some benefits to your health, but when added to turmeric it greatly increases the way your body responds to the healthy and helpful curcumin within. Studies show that when we eat turmeric, our bodies show a slight increase in curcumoids, but when black pepper is added, the levels accelerate. Have you tried Venui Black Pepper yet?
Combined with Virgin Coconut Oil
Turmeric needs to be combined with a fat for our bodies to fully absorb it and realize its health benefits. Curcumin is fat-soluble, so it’s easy to start off a meal with a little Virgin Coconut Oil and turmeric and other spices, or add turmeric to your sauces and dressings for a kick of taste, colour, and health benefits.
So there you have it. Combine Venui Turmeric with Venui Black Pepper and a healthy fat like Lav Kokonas Virgin Coconut Oil and heat it up. It is a delicious way to get the most out of this much talked about spice.