Today, I’m recording the news on WXYZ ABC, Detroit. We’re talking about the benefits of turmeric. Turmeric is incredibly beneficial. My family and I use it with our foods almost every day; it makes the food healthier – it doesn’t change the taste very much.
I’ve just talked on the news that turmeric contains curcumin, which is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory products on this planet. It has very few side effects, unlike so many other medicines, and all the insurance plans cover it. You can get this in most supermarkets; you don’t need a prescription.
We know most diseases you might have started with inflammation. If you can decrease inflammation, whether it be heart disease or an autoimmune disease like Crohn’s disease, you can fight it.
For me, the best tip is to use turmeric in your foods. – Tweet this!
Benefits of Turmeric
1. Turmeric Has Bioactive Compounds that Have Medicinal Properties
Turmeric is more than food. It has been used for thousands of years in India for medicinal properties. It is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory benefits.
Chronic inflammation is the root cause of almost every chronic disease, including digestive issues, heart problems, cancer, and degenerative conditions. Turmeric can match the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory medications. It is highly effective yet comes without side effects.
3. Turmeric Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body
Oxidative damage is one of the culprits behind many diseases and the signs of aging. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that can fight free radical damage. It can boost your body to create its antioxidant defenses as well.
4. Turmeric Boosts Brain Health
Turmeric can increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor (DBNF) in the brain, which is beneficial for brain health and brain function. It can improve memory and mental health.
5. Turmeric Lowers the Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is the number one cause of death. Improving the function of the blood vessels, reducing oxidation, and lowering inflammation, can lower the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
6. Turmeric Can Help Prevent Cancer
Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled and unhealthy cell growth. Turmeric can help lower the risk of cancer, decreasing the development and spread of cancer. It can be an essential part of prevention and treatment.
7. Turmeric Can Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a neurogenerative disease with no cure or good treatment. Turmeric lowers inflammation, lowers oxidative damage, improves brains health, and shows promise of helping Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment.
Arthritis is a common problem that comes in various forms. Turmeric can improve the inflammation and symptoms related to arthritis.
9. Turmeric Can Benefit Mental Health
Mental health is just as important as physical health. Turmeric can increase serotonin and dopamine in the brain and improve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. It can be just as effective as psychiatric medication.
10. Turmeric Can Reduce Pain
Turmeric is an excellent natural pain-killer. Being anti-inflammatory, it can also fight the development of pain.
11. Turmeric Can Delay Age-Related Disease
Turmeric can slow down the aging process. Being excellent at fighting inflammation and oxidation can also prevent disease development with aging.
Turmeric is fat-soluble. Eat it with a fatty meal such as turmeric to make it more effective.
Add black pepper to your turmeric-rich dishes and select supplements with black pepper. Piperine in black pepper makes turmeric 2,000 times more bioavailable!
Use it naturally in some of the foods that you eat. We use it with chicken, fish, and curry dishes, even with vegetables. You can put it in your food instead of salt or even spice up some of your drinks. You can make golden milk in the evening or add it to your smoothies in the morning.
The key is to use something that’s part of your diet to fight inflammation and disease. Talk to your doctor first because some of the additives in turmeric you can find in health food stores or even supermarkets sometimes contain piperine. Piperine can interact with some medications people take, so check with your doctor.
The bottom line is that we can do a lot of good and change a lot of disease status if we can start using turmeric regularly. We have done this for our family, and I think it will pay dividends for our kids and us.
Make healthy living a part of every day.
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PPS: Piperine is the alkaloid responsible for the pungency of black pepper and long pepper. It is used in some forms of traditional medicine.