A Cancer Fighting Food Pairing
If you have any inkling of desire to prevent cancer from ever becoming an issue in your life then maybe you should consider the research coming out on curcumin. Curcumin is a polyphenol which makes up approximately three percent of volume of the kitchen spice turmeric. As for the health benefits of curcumin, it is well known to have anti cancer properties and is being widely researched as a way to treat and/or prevent cancer. Until these studies conclude however you can get as much benefit from curcumin as we currently know how by following a simple food pairing rule.
When ever you cook at home and add black pepper to your food pair it every time with a pinch of turmeric. And vice-versa, whenever you use turmeric in your cooking make sure to add a pinch of black pepper. This food pairing is obviously simple but it has a profound affect on the way your body processes these spices.
By itself the curcumin which is in turmeric is very difficult for your body to absorb. Researchers however have recently found that that bioavailability of curcumin can be enhanced by one thousand times by simply pairing it with black pepper. Amazingly by simply adding black pepper to your meal you will be getting the health benefits that curcumin provides by roughly a thousand times what you would get without the pepper.
Again, this polyphenol is still being studied and the potential benefits are not fully understood in either scope or significance but the potential this spice offers for cancer prevention is significant. It is also assumed to have significant anti-inflammatory benefits as well so it may help with conditions ranging from joint inflammation all the way to systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis.
Remember, this food pairing is not a magic bullet to health but it is a simple thing you can do with every meal to give yourself the best chance for long-term health as you can. Make sure you follow all the other traditional methods for staying healthy but don’t forget the power of food pairings. They are often more significant than you might ever have realized.