Do you know about the benefits of turmeric? Are you wondering why you should start your day with a cup of warm turmeric water? The reason is because the turmeric is the anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory super spice. The chemical compound Curcumin is the key to turmeric’s healing properties. There have been more than 7000 peer reviewed scientific articles proving its amazing effectiveness.
Fights inflammation naturally
A lot of Western diseases are a result of chronic inflammations. It turns out that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It fights the inflammation even better than certain anti-inflammatory drugs.
Protects your brain
Researchers have demonstrated that cognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s are often linked to decreased levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). It is a type of growth hormone. Researchers have discovered that curcumin has a beneficial effect on the levels of this hormone and effectively reverses certain brain diseases or age-related decline of our brain functions.
Curcumin is an incredibly powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that prevent cell damage because of unstable molecules. These benefits are only the tip of the iceberg of what turmeric can do for you.
According to some research studies, eating turmeric on a daily basis will help in releasing of bile, which is believed to help in digestion of food.
Protect your heart
Curcumin prevents blood clotting, and removes plaque buildups in the arteries. The journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin published a study in 2011, which revealed the discoveries of a team of researchers from the Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences in Japan. These experts discovered three weeks of supplementation with the turmeric compound curcumin significantly improved cardiac health in male rats that had been given an injection to induce an autoimmune disease of the heart.
Soothes symptoms of Arthritis
According to a 2012 study of RA patients, curcumin has a stronger activity than diclofenac, which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the treatment of pain and swelling in the joints.
Delays aging and improves longevity
Curcumin is one of the most potent therapeutic agents belonging to turmeric. Free radicals and inflammation are believed to play a major role in aging and curcumin affects both.
Helps reverse type 2 diabetes
One 2009 study conducted at the Auburn University and published by Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications, demonstrated that supplementing with turmeric can help reverse diabetes.
Protects your liver
Turmeric has been found to be one of the most powerful foods for maintaining a healthy liver, because it protects the liver against toxic damage, and even regenerates damaged liver cells. Turmeric also boosts the natural production of bile, shrinks engorged hepatic ducts, and improves overall function of the gallbladder, another body-purifying organ.
Helps alkalize your body
Turmeric is a highly alkaline. It is known that cancer thrives in an acidic environment, and does not survive in a normal, more alkaline environment.
In order to prepare turmeric water, add one teaspoon of ground turmeric with a dash of black pepper in warm water. Stir well. Turmeric will settle to the bottom of the cup, so you have to continue stirring the water as you drink. In this way you get all the benefits of the turmeric. You have to drink it while the water is still warm.