- Turmeric has been around for 5,000 years and is a spice with a peppery flavor and a mild smell. It may turn foods orangey red in color.
- Just a couple of TBs of ground Turmeric provides nearly 20% of daily manganese requirements, 10% of iron, 5% of vitamin B and around 3% of potassium, copper and fiber.
- Research suggests that Curcumin (Turmeric) can help break down fat cells and stop fat from growing too quickly, thus aiding in weight loss.
- Turmeric has been shown to have promising effects on the prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, though research is still ongoing.
- Turmeric may be used by your doctor as an aid to your prescribed medication if you are diagnosed with the likes of arthritis.
- As a natural anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric may help reduce joint and muscle pain. Studies reveal that over many years, Curcumin is just as effective as many chemicals used in over-the-counter drugs, designed to stop inflammation in the body.
- Studies have suggested that the anti-inflammatory nature of Curcumin allows your digestive system to work better and for cells to perform their functions without being interrupted as much as normal. This is hopeful news for those with Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis, and may perhaps reduce your symptoms by consuming more turmeric.
- There is so much more info available on Turmeric/Curcumin!
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