Turmeric Curcumin is the “superstar of spices.” It is considered to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties due to its anti-oxidant powers. Oxidation of free radicals can damage cells and organs. Anti-oxidants can help prevent this from happening too much.
Turmeric has been clinically shown in many studies to help protect cells from free radical damage. This comes from the active compounds called curcuminoids.
Reducing inflammation is just one of the many benefits of Turmeric. This is the main reason why I promote its use. Many of my clients suffer from different types of inflammation, especially joint inflammation. I recommend these natural pain relievers instead of taking NSAIDs, (which I would never do anyway because I am not a doctor and the benefits of NSAIDs are only temporary). You need to be careful when buying this type of supplement because standards can vary quite a bit. Do your research!
Here are 10 benefits of taking Turmeric:
- Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties
- Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound
- Turmeric Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body
- Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases
- Curcumin Leads to Various Improvements That Should Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
- Turmeric Can Help Prevent (And Perhaps Even Treat) Cancer
- Curcumin May be Useful in Preventing and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
- Arthritis Patients Respond Very Well to Curcumin Supplementation
- Studies Show That Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression
- Curcumin May Help Delay Aging and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases
If you don’t believe me, no problem! Thinking a spice can do all of these wonderful things does sound like a lot of voodoo but I am sold. I have taken it personally for years and have experienced some wonderful benefits.
The link to this article below also references a lot of studies for each one of these, and I took some of the benefits section from this article. Take a look if you wish!
As always, check with your physician and see what they think. But, how could it hurt you? It’s an Indian spice for crying out loud!