The Benefits of Taking Turmeric

Wednesday, May 27 2020 3:55 PM
By Ellen Healy

Has someone ever talked to you about how awesome turmeric is? Have you ever been told to incorporate the ingredient into your diet or daily supplement intake?

Today, we dive deep into Turmeric and the many advantages you get when you consume it. A quick snapshot of this blog? We agree with what you’ve heard. Take turmeric and reap all the health benefits!

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a bright yellow aromatic powder derived from the flowering plant Curcuma longa of the ginger family. Its roots are used in cooking, giving curry its color. This ingredient can be traced back to South East Asia, where it was used medicinally for thousands of years.

Within Turmeric lies the main active ingredient curcumin, which contains strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is a superfood that can help you live a long and healthy life.

 

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

 

1. Immune System Support

With its antioxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can help your body be at its best as it helps fight infection and promotes healthy function.

2. Cardiovascular Protection

Turmeric is considered as a blood-thinning herb, which can help people with high blood pressure. It also helps lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Take turmeric and protect your ticker!

3. Brain Boost

Turmeric curcumin helps support the increase of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), which is the most important brain-boosting hormone. This powerful ingredient has also been shown to help improve memory.

4. Anti-inflammatory Properties

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can help ease inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness. To give your body its best chance at fighting your joint pain, eat your turmeric with black pepper, to help your body fully absorb natural curcumin.

5. Improves Your Mood

Turmeric curcumin can help you maintain your positivity, keeping you in great spirits! The curcumin in turmeric has been shown to support the production of dopamine and serotonin, brain neurotransmitters essential for a good mood.

6. Regulates Digestion

Turmeric helps support a healthy gut. It relaxes the smooth walls of your intestines, helping you gently push food through your system. It also helps prevent bloating and other stomach pains.

 7. Clears Your Skin

Due to turmeric’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, many have said that turmeric has helped them clear their acne and has renewed their skin. The curcumin in turmeric helps prevents free radicals on the skin and reduces the excess of melanin – the dark brown to black pigment on your skin that occurs when you’ve been exposed to the sun.  

Here are some turmeric facemasks to help your skin GLOW!

 

 Take Turmeric & Reap the Benefits!

With all these incredible health benefits, its time to start taking turmeric to help yourself live a happy and healthy life!

How do you start? You can find turmeric capsules at most pharmacies and supplement stores. You can also just buy the spice! To help yourself fully absorb turmeric curcumin, take it with black pepper.

 

 

Resources:

https://nsistemcell.com/top-10-science-backed-benefits-of-turmeric/

https://mefirstliving.com/blogs/turmeric-benefits-and-health-news/5-best-immune-health-benefits-of-turmeric

https://1md.org/article/curcumin-gut-health-1md

 

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