Cholesterol

16 Surprising Proven Benefits Of Turmeric For Heart [UPDATED]

I do not need to even discuss how common heart disorders have become today. Blame it on our diet or lifestyle heart diseases contribute significantly to the mortality rate across the world today. What is more concerning is that it is no more an ‘old age’ disease. More young and middle aged population is suffering from heart disease today than ever before in history. Heart diseases or cardiovascular diseases are […]

Black Pepper Boosts Turmeric’s Cholesterol Lowering Effect

Turmeric is a spice and herb native to Asia. Most of its therapeutic value is attributed to its bioactive ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin is not soluble in water and hence is poorly absorbed in the body. This reduces its therapeutic effect. Piperine, the bioactive ingredient of black pepper, is known for increasing absorption of drugs and boosting their concentration in blood. Piperine boosts the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. Therefore supplements […]

Turmeric and Nigella sativa are therapeutic in metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a number of conditions that increase risk of developing heart diseases, diabetes etc. It is characterised by high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels and abdominal obesity. Few of the causative factors include poor diet, low physical activity, stress, excessive alcohol consumption and genetics. Metabolic syndrome leads to development of silent inflammation which gives rise to a number of diseases. This study suggests that […]