Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Health Benefits of Turmeric

If you have ever eaten a curry, no doubt you will have consumed some of the spice turmeric. More importantly, you will have benefited from its properties. Now while you may have heard of turmeric, you may not be aware of its many health benefits.

This bright yellow spice has a multitude of health benefits. It has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2,500 years and it is said to alleviate: Indigestion, Stomach Ulcers, Cancer, Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and more.

And why should you care and read on? Well, not only do the above conditions affect many, they could affect you at some point!

And if they do, how are you going to continue to do what you love?

How will you continue to work at a high level?

How will you continue to provide for your family?

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Good health is one of the most important things that should never be taken for granted. One of the main reasons for poor health is a lack of knowledge of what is good for you.

So keep reading... and I hope you may take something away from this post. Lets look at one of the most common conditions that affect many people, especially as they get older:

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects joints all over the body. Over time this can lead to both loss of movement and deformity. I have seen my Grandmother suffer with this condition to such an extent that she is now housebound 24 hours a day. My mother has recently mentioned that she has been feeling some symptoms in her hands.

Although treatment is available, it needs to be ongoing and although a cure does not exist, there are substances that can aid in prevention, such as turmeric.

Curcumin, the plant that turmeric derives from is an extremely powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants get rid of free radicals, which are basically responsible for damaging all the healthy cells in our body. Early studies by the University of Arizona have found that if taken prior to the onset of inflammation, as opposed to after, the results are much more effective.

Alzheimer's disease

Another disease that not only affects us as we get older, but can destroy families is Alzheimer's disease. Research has shown that in India, where turmeric is used in high quantities, the rate of Alzheimer's disease sufferers is low among those with a high consumption of turmeric in their diets. It is not a cure, but it is said to maybe aid prevention.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

In Japan where I live, Turmeric capsules and drinks have long been thought of as a hangover cure. If you consume some turmeric before you go have a few drinks, then the next day can be slightly less awful. I can attest to this.

One simple use is to rub the powder it into chicken or lean meant prior to cooking. Add to some fried onions or other stir-fried veggies. Add it to homemade pickles and chutneys; not only will this add to the coloring, but the health benefits will be spiced up.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The 'health benefits of turmeric' are side to increase 8-fold if used with green tea. You can take a capsule with your green tea, or a capsule that contains both green tea and turmeric extract. If you would like more information on how to use it, then please ask me below:)

To your health


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