You probably know, that the yellow spice turmeric is mostly used in cooking Indian food. You would not believe all the benefits of this spice (which is often used as a means of paint) and what impact it can have on your health.
The most active ingredient in Turmeric called Curcumin and it is responsible for the majority of the benefits of the spice health.
It turns out that a teaspoon of turmeric per day can help the body to fight inflammation, pain, aging, certain cancers, fights with free radicals, plaque and toxins in the body. The only downfall is that our bodies do not absorb curcumin very well, but this should not bother you. Just add a pinch of pepper with turmeric and this will help your body absorb it more effectively.
Here are some details about the health benefits:
Assists the brain – researchers have found that turmeric can pass through the blood-brain barrier, which may delay some brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Inflammatory – curcumin in turmeric is as effective as most inflammatory drugs. It can alleviate inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and pancreatitis.
Curcumin may fight plaque in the arteries and help prevent blood clots. It is also an assistant in bad cholesterol.
Improves digestion – curcumin relieves and reduces bloating and flatulence, stimulates the gallbladder.