3 Best Ingredients for Healthy Digestion and Immunity
Turmeric, ghee and black pepper are nothing new. They've been staples in our kitchen since forever. These three ingredients have powerful benefits that can help promote healthy digestion and strengthen your immunity.
Luke Coutinho, lifestyle coach, mentioned in one of his videos that turmeric, ghee, and black pepper can be termed as the future of medicines. He's not saying that these ingredients can replace the modern medicine you're currently prescribed, but with improved lifestyle, regular exercise, and a healthy diet, these ingredients can help improve your digestion, immunity and overall health.
By combining turmeric, ghee, and black pepper, you can create an inflammation reduction concoction. The following explains how combining the big three can benefit your body.
1. Reduces Inflammation
Healthline defines inflammation as your body's way of fighting against things that harm it such as infections, injuries, and toxins, in an attempt to heal itself. Chronic inflammation can negatively impact tissue and organs. Research shows that chronic inflammation can play a role in many different conditions, from cancer to asthma. Mixing turmeric, ghee and black pepper can help reduce inflammation and incidence of autoimmune disease, joint pain, neck pain, and knee pain.
2. Boosts Memory and Brain Function
Using black pepper, ghee, and turmeric together can help improve your brain health. While turmeric works to reduce inflammation, the right fats in ghee and black pepper help to absorb the curcumin in turmeric in the bloodstream which results in a boost to your brain health and reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and Parkinson's disease.
Angiogenesis is the process that allows your body to create new blood vessels. When angiogenesis is working correctly, your heart will build new blood vessels as a diversion and continue with blood circulation. Intake of drugs, as well as inflammation and poor sleep cycles, can negatively impact angiogenesis and cause organ damage. Mix together the three ingredients to help facilitate angiogenesis.
4. Protects DNA
It's important to protect your DNA because pollution, plastic use, over-the-counter medications and excessive sun exposure can damage it. One way to help protect it...you guessed it...black pepper, ghee, and turmeric.
5. Gut Microbiome
Your gut is sometimes referred to as your second brain. A poor gut can lead to poor overall health, skin, digestion, mental health, anxiety, and more. The big 3 can help heal the gut by removing toxins from the body.
How to prepare a concoction of turmeric, ghee and black pepper? Here is a recipe from Doctor NDTV.
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1 tsp of ghee
- Dash of freshly ground black pepper
Feel free to store the mixture in a glass jar. It's suggested that you have this one an empty stomach to boost digestive powers and regularize bowel movements.