Turmeric has been a magical medicinal powerful agent of India for a long time. In recent years, it has enchanted western scientists and herbalists. There are so many health benefits of turmeric, especially known for being an anti-inflammatory, protecting the liver, slowing down or halting diabetes forming from prediabetics, fighting and preventing cancer, preventing Alzheimers and more. I love incorporating this root into my daily diet, and it is SOOO FUN to take photos of all of the healthy food I blog about, such a passion health and photos!
I incorporate Turmeric almost daily these 3 ways:
- Homemade Turmeric Tea with cinnamon, lemon grass and Turmeric root.
- Sprinkle Turmeric powder on my salads.
- Juice Turmeric root.
Huffington Post reports an article stating:
“The National Institutes of Health lists current studies on the effects of turmeric
- Turmeric seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.
- Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, could reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines — carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried — by up to 40 percent.
- Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that turmeric inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.
- Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pre-treatment with turmeric makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.
- Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States.”
Turmeric is also known to be a pain reliever, joint pain reliever, indigestion aid, heart burn aid, helps prevent the buildup of plaque that can clog arteries and is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants target dangerous free radicals reducing the damage they do to DNA and cells which help slow down aging. Worth adding to your diet, I know I have added it to mine!