The health benefits of turmeric’s curcuminoids include antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and even neuroprotective properties. In my Daily Dozen, I recommend at least ¼ teaspoon of turmeric a day. Add a pinch of back pepper to your dish containing turmeric, and boost its bioavailability.
However, if you’re predisposed to form kidney stones, be careful with turmeric intake, as it is high in soluble oxalates that can bind to calcium and form insoluble calcium oxalate, the most common type of kidney stones. Learn more in my video.
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