Why Tumeric is a health cure!
10 Reason why Turmeric is the super spice:
Digestion Support: Regular small doses of turmeric with black pepper have been known to help with bloating and after meals by decreasing inflammation, strengthening intestinal walls and reducing abdominal pain. Turmeric also helps with irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and diarrhea by destroying fungi and bacteria.
Cure for Cancer: Researchers have found that turmeric slows down the spread of tumors in mice due to its powerful anti-inflammatory powers. They’ve also discovered that curcumin induces colon cancer cell death—turmeric can change DNA regulation to kill cancer!
Ease Arthritis: Curcumin lowers the production of prostaglandins (responsible for inflammation, pain and swelling) in our bodies. In a study of osteoarthritis patients, the ones who added curcumin to their treatment plans had lessened pain and improved mobility, while those who didn’t take the supplement didn’t show improvements.
Strengthen Your Liver: Turmeric delays liver damage, and also helps protect the liver from the effects of alcohol, drugs and other toxins.
Keep You Youthful: Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years to help maintain youthfulness and beauty. It helps stop cellular aging by capturing free radicals that cause DNA damage—and ultimately age the body—to keep you looking youthful.
Is great in recipes!: I love a good curry, and have started using turmeric in a lot of my other meals. Keep checking back for more awesome, turmeric-filled recipes!
Treat Bladder Infections: Bladder infections occur when bacteria causes the bladder to become inflamed. Curcumin’s strong antibacterial properties help treat urinary tract infections and boost immune system activity.
Soothe Skin Inflammation: Turmeric paste (made with water, honey or aloe vera gel) can be applied to the skin and is effective on everything from cuts and burns to acne, eczema and psoriasis by speeding up healing and cell repair.
Prevent Diabetes: When taken with meals (even those high in fat!), turmeric can positively affect insulin and triglyceride blood levels.
Decrease Alzheimer’s Symptoms: Elderly villagers in India appear to have the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s in the world, and scientists believe that curcumin may play a role in this.