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Benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that adds that bright sun shines yellow color to the food whilst adding to the taste too. Although it has been in use for thousands of years, it has been in the recent past that the focus has shifted from the color to the medicinal value. With the presence of curcuminoids, turmeric comes out as a potent antioxidant and antiseptic herb. With researchers stating that one needs to take around 1gram of this super herb on daily basis, now the lookout is of the ways in which something close to the recommended dosage can be consumed.

 

 

• Turmeric Acts As An Anti-inflammatory compound:

With most of us taking in those foreign invaders in big volumes on daily basis, intake of turmeric kills them and protects us from falling ill. It is believed that with regular intake of turmeric the deadliest of diseases can be kept away from attacking the humans, these are the metabolic syndrome, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.

• Turmeric Is A Powerful Antioxidant:

Another big reason to add turmeric to the food, with the capacity of fighting oxidative damage this herb helps fight free radicals. The intake tends to neutralize the free radicals and due to this, they do not do any harm to the skin.

• Turmeric Can Improve Brain Functioning:

Curcumin present in turmeric increases the levels of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) and due to this the memory begins sharp and even with aging one retains that mental fitness.

• Turmeric Lowers The Risk Of Heart Related Diseases:

Regular intake of turmeric improves the functioning of endothelium and this helps prevent blood clots from forming in the lining of the vessels. Several studies have even suggested that this is one such herb that works as the atorvastatin drug.

Apart from the listed benefits, the one that has been in talks is that turmeric can help prevent and treat cancer. The patients suffering from arthritis too can benefit from the herb as it cuts down on the inflammation that has been the prime cause of pain.

So, all in all, turmeric is a super food that needs to be there in every kitchen and should be consumed in one form or the other daily.