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Research studies show that it is curcumin metabolites that end up in the blood and plasma, instead of curcumin. Metabolites are the degraded (broken down) form of curcumin, which means those potent positive effects of turmeric aren’t making it through the system. But all is not lost. Fortunately, there are several simple ways in which we are able to enhance the bioavailability of the curcumin in the turmeric we consume.
3 Simple Ways to Make Turmeric More Bioavailable
1. Eat turmeric with black pepper.
Piperine, the alkaloid compound responsible for the pungent taste of black peppercorns, is shown in research studies to enhance the bioavailability of curcumin in turmeric.
2. Add fat.
Turmeric has low solubility in water, but is made more readily available when consumed along with fat. Add healthy fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, etc. to dishes that include turmeric, or sprinkled a bit of turmeric in your guacamole to make the most of that healthy avocado fat!
3. Make Turmeric Tea.
Follow directions for my Anti-Inflammatory Ginger Tea, but substitute turmeric root for the ginger root (discard root portion after boiling and drink the liquid only). Boiling fresh turmeric releases the curcumin. Dr. Saraswati Sukuman, cancer researcher and turmeric advocate at The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, is quick to point out that turmeric is very insoluble in water, therefore, it is best consumed after heating in oil or after boiling the root in water to release the active compounds.
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