This simple method enhances the healing properties of turmeric 1000 times! It’s proven!
Turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil will provide us with many health benefits in themselves, but these ingredients are even better when they are grouped together because they increase the effectiveness of each other many times.
You only need about 10 minutes to prepare a paste of this super-trio that can be stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Another good thing about this mixture is that you can add a few teaspoons to any of your meals because it goes well with every dish.
But before I share the recipe, we would like to remind you of the health benefits of the ingredients:
Turmeric is a very popular Asian-Indian spice, which is part of the family of ginger. It has many health benefits, mainly through the active ingredient called curcumin (the substance that gives it the yellow color). Curcumin has the ability to block pathogenic molecules associated with inflammation.
Many studies have shown that it is more effective than some strong anti-inflammatory drugs (such as hydrocortisone), without causing any side effects.
Black pepper is used as spices and condiments. Many studies have shown that black pepper helps with weight loss as a result of its ability to burn fat and stimulate metabolism. In addition, he also works as a natural antidepressant, which helps improve mood!
This spice is actually the key to the effectiveness of the paste due to its component called piperine, which has the ability to increase the absorption of curcumin up to 1000 times.
Coconut oil consists of more than 90% of saturated fats, which are rich in medium chain triglycerides (which give it strong anti-microbial properties) and help to increase the absorption of turmeric. In addition to this, coconut oil is also an excellent source of protein.
The health benefits of a paste of turmeric, pepper and oil:
Natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic
Balances cholesterol levels
Promotes weight loss
Enhances memory and brain function
Reduces high blood pressure
Reduces inflammation and stiffness of joints
1/4 Cup of turmeric powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp coconut oil or olive
1/2 Cup water
Mix all the ingredients in a stainless steel pan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. When the mixture starts to bubble (after 4 minutes), reduce heat and keep on stirring to prevent it burning. Once it thickens to a paste (about 8 minutes), remove from heat.
Allow the mixture to cool and then place it in a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. You can use the paste for 2 weeks.
Recommended intake is 2 teaspoons daily. You can also add a few teaspoons to the food or for the morning cocktail.