Turmeric is known for its bright yellow colour and its tendency to stain anything it comes in contact with.
Turmeric is full of nutrients and provides miraculous beneficial effects for the health, as it has powerful antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Its active ingredient is known as curcumin, which has an innumerate list of advantageous uses, and over 7000 reviewed scientific articles which explain its effects on our health.
There are so many diseases which are caused because of different types of inflammations. Studies have already proven the strong anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin in fighting these diseases. Curcumin is something that you will find to be even more effective against so many inflammations compared to various anti-inflammatory drugs.
2. It helps to protect your brain cells
Curcumin has been proven to help maintain the proper levels of growth hormone, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and thereby prevent serious ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease and even dementia.
3. It has anti-cancer properties
Curcumin is rich in antioxidants which helps your body to avoid cell damage as well as malignant cell formation.
4. It will improve your digestion
Scientists claim that the regular consumption of turmeric improves digestion.
5. It will protect your heart
Curcumin prevents blood clotting, and removes plaque buildups in the arteries. Experts discovered three weeks of supplementation with the turmeric compound curcumin significantly improved cardiac health in male rats that had been given an injection to induce an autoimmune disease of the heart.
6. Soothes symptoms of Arthritis
According to a 2012 study of RA patients, curcumin has a stronger activity than diclofenac, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the treatment of pain and swelling in the joints.
7. Delays aging and improves longevity
Curcumin is one of the most potent therapeutic agents belonging to turmeric. Free radicals and inflammation are believed to play a major role in aging and curcumin affects both.
8. Helps reverse type 2 diabetes
One 2009 study conducted at the Auburn University and published by Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications, demonstrated that supplementing with turmeric can help reverse diabetes.
9. Protects your liver
Toxins which can cause harm to your liver can be taken care of by turmeric. Liver cell damage will be restored as well when turmeric is consumed daily. Your gallbladder will also work properly as well.
10. Helps alkalize your body
Turmeric is a highly alkaline. It is known that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and does not survive in a normal, more alkaline environment.
HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC WATER
– Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric with a dash of black pepper in warm water.
– Stir well. Turmeric will settle to the bottom of the cup, so you have to continue stirring the water as you drink.
– In this way you get all the benefits of the turmeric.
– You have to drink it while the water is still warm.