7.Products that contain prebiotics. (Do not confuse with probiotics!) Prebiotics are complex carbohydrates that are not digested in the intestines, but which are broken down by intestinal bacteria and therefore have a beneficial effect on the state of the microbiota. Prebiotics include fiber, which is processed by intestinal microflora and selectively stimulates the activity of intestinal bacteria. Most of the prebiotics are found in onions, artichokes, chicory, whole wheat, bran, bananas, asparagus, and garlic.
8.Turmeric. The main ingredient is curcumin. Curcumin is a natural yellow food coloring (the basis of the food supplement E100). Turmeric contains vitamins K, B3, B2, C, B, and it is also rich in calcium, iodine, phosphorus, and iron. Curcumin very actively reduces inflammatory processes in the body, improves digestion (efficiently helps to burn fats and to control weight) and cleanses the liver. It is a natural pain reliever, it helps with headaches, muscle, and menstrual pains. Great antioxidant. Fights fungus and yeast bacterias.
Please note: Curcumin has low bioavailability because it is rapidly metabolized in the liver and intestines. And only a tiny part of it enters the bloodstream. Then black pepper comes to the rescue. The chemical substance piperine is the main bioactive component found in black and white pepper. It is piperine which allows curcumin to reveal all its precious properties.
What should be the ratio of turmeric to black pepper? In a the human study, after taking 2 g of curcumin and 20 g of piperine, an increase in bioavailability of curcumin by 2000% was observed.
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