The digestive benefits of turmeric are thought to be largely owed to a powerful class of polyphenols called curcuminoids.
Curcumin is known to support gut and digestive health by relaxing the smooth muscles of the digestive tract and helping in peristaltic movement of the intestine. It also can help to relieve gas and bloating.
Curcumin may help destroy enzymes and microbes that compromise stomach health, protecting the integrity of the stomach lining. Curcumin also helps increase the defense of the intestine against gastric acid and other irritants by boosting secretion of stomach mucous.
The digestive benefits of turmeric, a spice with a rich history, may not be too surprising. We mix it with ground black pepper to help activate the Curcumin.
Pineapple is low in calories only 82 per cup. They contain high amounts of thiamine, are one of the few edible fruits that contain bromelain, an enzyme known to help break down protein in the body an improve digestion. They also contain large amounts of Vitamin C and Manganese.
Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside turmeric. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds. It also contains gingerol, which helps digestion, reduce nausea, fight the common flu and cold, It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It may also be effective in reducing exercise induced muscle pain.