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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric, a yellow pigment present in the Indian spice turmeric (associated with curry powder), has been linked with suppression of inflammation; angiogenesis; tumorigenesis; diabetes; diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological systems, of skin, and of
liver; loss of bone and muscle; depression; chronic fatigue; and neuropathic pain.

Here are some of the incredible health benefits of turmeric :

  • Boosts Cognitive Function : It protects brain cells by binding to and dissolving abnormal proteins.
  • Supports Joint & Muscle Health : It promotes a healthy inflammatory response and eases aches and pain.
  • Fights Body-Wide Inflammation : It has been proven to significantly lower levels of inflammatory markers.
  • Boosts Detoxification : It optimizes function of the liver, the body’s primary organ of detoxification.
  • Supports Cardiovascular Function : It supports heart health by promoting a healthy inflammatory response.
  • Promotes Healthy Mood Balance : It has been shown to be an extremely effective natural mood enhancer.
  • Promotes Youthful Radiant Skin : It promotes soft, smooth, glowing skin and fights fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Supports Natural Weight Loss : It can enhance weight loss when combined with healthy diet and exercise.

Curcumin has received worldwide attention for its multiple health benefits, which appear to act primarily through its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. These benefits are best achieved when curcumin is combined with agents such as piperine, which increase its bioavailability significantly. A relatively low dose can provide health benefits for people that do not have diagnosed health conditions. Start using turmeric more in your food today.

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    • I am glad you liked the post. Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

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    • Exactly. Raw turmeric may promote bile secretion in the body, resulting in a better, more improved digestion, which is often a problem during winters. Additionally, it also boosts immunity and may prevent cold and flu during winters, due to its antiseptic and anti-viral properties.

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  1. Great timing. I am reviewing a clients genetic panel that shows they have a reduction in their glutathione detox process. One of the recommendations is to increase Curcumin. I will forward them this post when I meet with them. To review their results.

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    • I am glad you liked it. The most important benefit of turmeric is Turmeric is Anti-Inflammatory: The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory that helps maintain healthy inflammation responses.

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    • Turmeric is just wonderful. Turmeric: This centuries-old spice often used in curries is now popping up in chips, protein bars, even chocolate. It’s touted for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been studied as a natural protection against certain cancers and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The potential health benefits stem from curcumin — turmeric’s most active compound.

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