It’s time to add a little bit of spice to your life! And the best way to do so is to mix turmeric with black pepper! Why? Because only a pinch of black pepper activates the compound found in turmeric, namely curcumin that has been widely praised to have anti-inflammatory properties.
According to Uma Naidoo, a nutritional psychiatrist, adding turmeric in a soup, a smoothie or a shake is the easiest way to reap its benefits. A teaspoon of turmeric with a pinch of black pepper a day will keep depression and anxiety at bay!
Other good-for-your-mental-health spices are chili powder, oregano, cumin seeds, and curry powder.