Just like every media darling, these foods are better when paired with equally-impressive partners. These pairs have real chemistry -- a sort of molecular magic happens and their healing antioxidants become more readily absorbed or become exponentially more potent.
As I was researching the literature on cancer prevention and treatment, there was one statistic that struck me as really interesting. East Indians are much less likely to develop cancer. In fact, the numbers are staggering.
Proponents cite exciting research about this powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. They claim curcumin in its optimized form is a healthier and more effective alternative to pain medications like Advil, Motrin and prescription drugs.