3. Regular Consumption of Turmeric May Prevent Cancer
Almost everybody has somebody in their family who has had cancer at some point in their life. Although medical technology is improving, there’s unfortunately still no cure for cancer. However, there’s research to support that turmeric supplementation can prevent certain types of cancer and may slow the growth of colon cancer.
A study published in 2011 examined the effects of curcumin supplementation on colon tumors with the potential to be cancerous.4 Researchers administered either 2g or 4g of turmeric per day to participants. Participants in the group given 4g per day had a reduction in the number of tumors.
The natural substance piperine, which occurs in black pepper, appears to enhance the absorption of curcumin.5 If you take a turmeric or curcumin supplement, look for piperine in the ingredient list. If you prefer to get your turmeric from your food, consider liberally sprinkling black pepper on your curries.