Going through my recipes you might have noticed that I adore turmeric. I hate the stains it gives, but I love the benefits of turmeric. I use it cold or in warm dishes, in smoothies or juices. Basically, whenever I can I will add turmeric. But why is turmeric so amazing?
Turmeric could benefit the body such as drugs do. Oh no, rephrase maybe even better since there are no side effects.
Turmeric is a super natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice. This spice can lessen or eliminate inflammation and it can treat a huge number of diseases, such as cancer. This spice is incredible. Also infections, arthritis, chronic degenerative diseases and even depressions seem to be able to be treated with turmeric.
Over 590 abstracts attest to the near-miraculous healing qualities of this yellow root.
Some of the turmeric benefits are
Curcumin is turmeric’s star anti-inflammatory ingredient. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have been proven to be comparable to its man-made synthetic counterparts, but without the toxic side effects.
Natural Beauty Treatment
You can use a turmeric face mask as a natural beauty treatment. For centuries, turmeric has been used in Asia as a natural beauty aid as it’s believed to treat acne, rosacea, eczema, dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, scarring – even the removal of those pesky sun spots.
Turmeric for Depression
Researchers have found that curcumin, in a specialized form may very well be the natural antidote to the blues. In fact, one study revealed that the effects of a particular complex of curcumin was just as effective as the standard anti-depressant drugs. It’s believed that curcumin increases the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, otherwise known as the “feel good” chemicals.
Whiten Your Teeth
If you were interested in my oil pulling story, you are probably one of many that wouldn’t mind having whiter teeth. I hope you’re not one of the many who use chemical-laden teeth whiteners. It’s time to ditch those unnatural, bleached out whitening strips and turn to nature instead.
Turmeric for Hair Growth
As I mentioned in my article on how to grow hair fast, food is the key to grow healthier hair. However, amazingly enough, turmeric has been known to aid in the healthy growth of hair. If you’ve been experiencing hair loss, you’ll definitely want to examine your diet, hormones, stress, and sleeping patterns.
As an antioxidant, the “holy powder” as it’s referred to in India, is five to eight times stronger than vitamins C and E, making it a powerful tonic spice for immune health. The minute you begin feeling under the weather, make a cup of turmeric tea.
Fights Cold and Flu
Turmeric’s exceedingly strong antioxidants have been used in India to fight colds and flu for thousands of years. It has also been known to combat fevers.
Acid Reflux & Heartburn
Acid reflux and heartburn can be only slightly problematic or hugely annoying, depending on the severity. Turmeric can help relieve the pain associated with acid reflux. Try gargling with turmeric.
Turmeric for Weight Loss
Many studies have shown that turmeric’s ingredient, curcumin, is an effective aid for those wanting to shed some extra pounds. Its power to prevent weight gain lies in the fact that curcumin decreases levels of insulin resistance as well as leptin resistance – two factors needed to prevent fat gain. Turn your smoothie into a weightloss smoothie with turmeric.
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