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Turmeric - Why We Love This Golden Spice

Turmeric - Why We Love This Golden Spice

Turmeric has fast gained popularity of late and it really is no wonder when you see the list of wonderful things associated with this super spice. Widely used in Asian cuisine, its reputation has now grown to beyond just being a delicious addition to a dish.

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Although long been used in traditional treatments in many parts of the world, modern science is also extolling the virtues of turmeric (and curcumin which is the main active ingredient in turmeric with strong anti-inflammatory effects and also a powerful anti-oxidant) and its wonderful properties and benefits.

Here are just a few reasons why this spice should be a part of your diet.

Anti-inflammatory

Its anti-inflammatory properties keep inflammation at bay by fighting off foreign invaders and repairing damage. This means that the risk of diseases is significantly reduced as most diseases begin with inflammation.

Youth Potion

Okay, so while it may not be a miracle spice that will keep you forever young, studies have shown that curcumin and turmeric seem to slow the ageing process, and also help with DNA repair and damage prevention.

Fat Begone

Yes, of course if weight loss is your goal then you need to watch your diet and exercise. However, adding this spice to your diet may help as research has shown that it may actually curb or reduce fat tissue thus helping the process along.

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Anti-depressants

It has been found that a compound in turmeric may actually combat depression. In fact, studies have shown that it may actually be more effective than prescription medication in combating depression – the power of nature!

Treat Diabetes

A study published in 2009 suggests that curcumin can help to improve diabetic conditions and even possibly reverse Type 2 diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity and other complications of the disease.

Beauty Benefits

As mentioned, turmeric has antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory so it can also help with skin breakouts, amongst other beauty issues.

Read more on the beauty benefits of turmeric here.

Improves Brain Functions

Curcumin promotes brain health in general due to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and is also said to improve degenerative brain diseases such as Alzhemer’s and Parkinson’s. Another bioactive compound found in turmeric (aromatic-turmerone) has been found to increase neuron stem cell growth which plays an important part in self-repair.1

If your diet already features turmeric, then keep it up! If however, you need to find a way to incorporate turmeric into your diet, there are a variety of recipes out there for you to try, like this turmeric latte.

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References:

1Turmeric Compound Boosts Regeneration Of Brain Stem Cells, And More
10 Turmeric Benefits: Superior to Medication?
10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

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Mia Amran

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Publishing Studies, Mia has always had a knack for expressing herself with the written word. Having worked in the public relations and publishing industry,she enjoys writing on a variety of topics and exploring new territories and subjects. Her stint as a freelance writer has seen her work being featured in local publications. When not banging on her Macbook keyboard, this avid animal lover and yoga enthusiast enjoys cooking up a storm and experimenting with new recipes.

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