Daily Archives: October 21, 2014

Eat your way to Happiness pt 2

tumeric

Turmeric is an amazing spice.

As well as being connected with cancer treatment, Turmeric has also been connected with improving your mood.

The spice gets it’s bright yellow colour from curcumin, a compound that has been shown to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine – brain chemicals necessary for positive moods. Studies have shown that taking extracts of cucumin as a food supplement have had significantly more positive results for those suffering from ‘major depressive disorders’ than those of a control group taking a placebo.

Interestingly, an active component in Pepper, called piperine, has been found to help the body absorb curcumin.

Next time you make a curry, soup or stew, you might want to consider adding a little Turmeric and Pepper to see if it helps to keep you positive and healthy…and it tastes really good too 🙂

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