Is Turmeric Really As Healthy As They Say? The health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is actually ginger’s brother. It comes from the same family and looks almost the same apart from the color, it also comes from Asia and is packed with healthy properties. The spice, which is easy to add to smoothies and curries, shows promise when it comes to the following health benefits. Find out everything you need to know about turmeric!

Turmeric or turmeric is grown primarily from the rhizomes, or roots, of a flowering plant that grows in India and other parts of Southeast Asia. This tasty spice used to be found mainly on exotic markets or in specialized shops, but today you can also buy this twisted spice closer to home. The primary active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which gives this spice its characteristic yellow-orange color. In addition to its vibrant color, turmeric is also known for its many health benefits. Think of a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can use both fresh and dried turmeric in dishes, drink turmeric tea or use natural Curcum syrup as a seasoning in ice tea, coffee or smoothie.

Is Turmeric Healthy?

Long known for its medicinal properties, this spice has captured the interest of not only the medical world but also culinary enthusiasts. This is because of important properties of turmeric for health and for the taste buds. The herb that has been used in Asia for centuries has been embraced by the West in recent decades. Curcumin in combination with tonics or black pepper improves absorption and offers multiple health benefits. When asked whether turmeric is healthy, if we look at the benefits below, we can certainly say yes. Take a look at some of the health benefits of turmeric below.

Top 6 Benefits Of Turmeric

1. Helps With Arthritis And Joint Pain
One of the most common uses for turmeric extract is to combat the discomfort of joint pain and arthritis. Curcumin, as a natural inhibitor, can reduce inflammation, making the immune system more efficient. This benefit is beneficial to reduce inflammation such as rheumatism and joint pain. Do check in advance if you are taking medication for arthritis or other joint disorders or whether you can use turmeric at the same time to prevent unwanted interactions.

2. For natural detoxification of the body
Turmeric will be no stranger to people who know a bit more about detox cures. Turmeric powder is one of the main ingredients for such cures and for good reason. Various studies have shown that turmeric powder improves liver function. This is mainly due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect and because turmeric helps the body to remove waste products.

3. As a powerful antioxidant
Free radicals that are caused by pollution, for example, can cause damage to cells and tissues in the body. This damage is commonly referred to as oxidative stress, which may also play a role in aging processes and cardiovascular disease. Free radicals can be neutralized in a powerful way by curcumin and can therefore also have a cholesterol and blood pressure lowering effect.

4. Good for the brain
Make your brain happy with Indian turmeric! Growth hormones located in the brain and closely linked to brain development and health can be increased by curcumin. Research shows using turmeric is a good way to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Some scholars are even convinced that turmeric can indirectly contribute to better IQ and memory.

5. Aids Weight Loss
Several studies have shown that curcumin is beneficial for the metabolism. This is partly because turmeric keeps your blood sugar level stable and thus prevents carbohydrates from your diet from being stored as fat. This makes arriving a lot more difficult. Plus, it boosts your metabolism, so the calories fly off faster!

6. For Lowering Bad Cholesterol
Several studies show that turmeric is healthy for the blood vessels. The volunteers who took part in studies took a turmeric supplement every day. And after a week it turned out that the bad cholesterol had decreased significantly, and the good HDL cholesterol had increased. Turmeric can therefore lower the bad cholesterol in the blood, making it likely that heart attacks and damage to your blood vessels can also be prevented.

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