It is no exaggeration to say, that turmeric is the spice of life! When my doctor told me, that genetics and weight put me at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, rather than is normal for my age, I knew something had to change.
I completely turned my way of life upside down. I started to practice every day, keep my heart healthy with a Mediterranean diet and started to supplement my daily diet with turmeric.
I have to say, that this is not the first time, that I change my diet. But I found that every time, when I do , any lost weight is quickly regained. Losing weight in the abdomen is particularly problematic.
This time, I took advice from a naturopath and I begin to supplement my diet with turmeric. And that has made all the difference! Recent studies have made several interesting information about turmeric, that support my experience with it.
Turmeric for weight loss
A recent study in South Korea found, that curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric is able to transform “bad” white fat into “good” brown fat. Confused? Not surprisingly, bearing in mind, that many people still do not know that fat in our body are made up of good ratio (Brown) and bad (white) fat. Different fat cells have the same variety of applications in your body. Brown fat is converted into energy and heat in the body, and white fat is mainly responsible for storing energy for future use as fat.
In obese people, the brown adipose tissue is with a deficient, while white fat is abundant. Has only recently, it has proved that white fat can be transformed into brown fat, so it is exciting to see that turmeric, one of the most popular spices, is promising weight loss supplement.
Korean study identified four mechanisms that allow curcumin, to encourage change of the white fat cells:
This changes the genetic tendency of the cells to brown fat cells.
It promotes the formation of new mitochondria in cells to replace damaged mitochondria from obesity.
It increases levels of a protein responsible for the degradation and removal of fat.
Improves metabolic processes by increasing the activity of protein kinase activity.
Turmeric and inflammation
The effects of turmeric for weight loss is not be based solely on its effects on their ratio of fat
Turmeric has been found to effectively reduce inflammation, the main symptom associated with obesity. Anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin on cells has been shown to reverse insulin resistance and other symptoms associated with obesity. By limiting of these core symptoms, you can facilitate your body to keep of gaining weight.
Many benefits of turmeric!
Turmeric is not only useful for large weight loss, but has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of health problems, including: