5 Health Benefits of Turmeric!
The spice known as turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
Many high-quality studies show that turmeric has major benefits for your body and brain. Many of these benefits come from its main active ingredient, curcumin.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
However, the curcumin content of turmeric isn’t that high. It’s around 3%, by weight
It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using turmeric as a spice in your foods. Curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream. To make it more available to us, we need to add BLACK PEPPER which contains Piperine, this enhances it’s absorbtion by 2000%! SO you will see that our drinks also contain black pepper but you can’t usually taste it!2. Helps with inflammation
Chronic inflammation contributes to some common health conditions. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation, but its bioavailability needs to be enhanced.3. Turmeric can increase the antioxidant capacity of the body
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure
While curcumin has antioxidant effects, more studies are needed to confirm these benefits.
4. ARTHRITIS PATIENTS RESPOND WELL TO CURCUMIN SUPPLEMENTSArthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is, in some cases, more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
Arthritis is a common problem in Western countries. There are several different types of arthritis, most of which involve inflammation in the joints.
5. Curcumin has benefits against depression
Curcumin has shown some promise in treating depression.
In a controlled trial, 60 people with depression were randomized into three groups: One group took Prozac, another group took 1 gram of curcumin, and the third group took both Prozac and curcumin.
According to this small study, curcumin is as effective as an antidepressant.
There’s also some evidence that curcumin can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
So lets get happy and healthy with Turmeric!!