6 Health Benefits of Turmeric

 

 

 

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids. The most important compound is curcumin. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant.

Benefits of Turmeric

1. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Note: Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases and aging.

2. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals – oxidative damage, on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

3. Turmeric may be beneficial for brain health. It boost levels of  a brain hormone, BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.

4. Turmeric may help prevent cancer.

5. Turmeric may be helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Turmeric may be beneficial to Arthritis patients due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric Recipes

Simple Turmeric Elixir

Nut milk

Turmeric powder

Optional: banana, greens

 

or

 

Turmeric Tea

Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug.

Add Turmeric and warm water.

Stir well.

Add honey, if desired.

 

Give these recipes a try and comment below with your thoughts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s