If you are not adding this powerful bright yellow spice to your foods, start today. Tumeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal purposes and has so many health benefits. The main active ingredients in Tumeric that give it such powerful healthy benefits is Curcumin. Below are 8 reasons to start incorporating Tumeric into your life.
8 REASONS TO EAT TUMERIC
1. Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
Chronic inflammation is a major contributor to many common diseases that are taking over. Curcumin has been proven to have the effects that some anti-inflammatory drugs. So you are getting something natural instead of a manufactured pill. (alter med rev. 2009 jun:14 (2):141-53)
2. Very strong Anti-oxidant
Anti-oxidants are our bodies’ army that protects us from free radicals that harm our bodies, making us more probed to sicknesses.
3. Treats Alzheimer’s Disease
There are more than 50 studies on Tumeric’s effects in addressing Alzheimer’s Disease. Tumeric contains a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly but surely obstruct the cerebral function of the brain. It also helps increase the brain hormones that aid in delaying and even reversing some of these brain diseases. (biological psychiatry vol 54, issue1, july 2003 pages 7-75)
4. Relieves Arthritis
Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by inflammation of the joints. Tumeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, which help relieve the aches and pains that come with arthritis.
5. Helps fight Depression
A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression. (Phytother Res. 2014 apr: 28 (4) 579-85)
6. Improves Digestion
Helpful in treating most forms of inflammatory bowel disease
7. Detoxifies Liver and Improves Blood Circulation
Increases the production of enzymes that break down and reduce toxins in the body.
8 pfizer viagra. Boosts Immune System
Having a strong immune system will help ward off sicknesses. Tumeric contains lipopolysaccharides, which help stimulate the body’s immune system.
HOW TO ADD IT TO YOUR DIETS
- Add to your egg scramble (check out previous post on the egg scramble blueprint.)
- Add to your roasted or sautéd veggies
- Add to your soups
- Blend in a smoothie
- Drink it in a tea
- Eat curry
- Sprinkle on cottage cheese
**To get the most out of your turmeric and increase its availability to your body, combine it with black pepper. Pre-make a shaker that has about 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper to 1/4 cup turmeric.