Turmeric has a long history of use in traditional medicine. The primary active component of turmeric — and the one that gives the spice its characteristic yellow color — is curcumin. Let's take a look at the many benefits of this super spice.
The curcumin in turmeric is known for having antioxidant properties. This helps to fight age deterioration of the tissues as well as helps the body look and feel younger. Turmeric is also known to aid in preventing altimeter's disease as helps to improve your memory.
The anti inflammatory properties of turmeric can relieve pain from chronic muscle and joint pain associated with conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Support Liver Health
A healthy liver flushes toxins from the body, aids in digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, and helps protect the body from germs. This hard working organ benefits from detox powers of turmeric
Many studies suggest that turmeric also helps to boost the immune system, which in very important during the age of Covid -19. By reducing inflammation and lowering oxidative stress in the body, researches have seen significant potential for turmeric to prevent and treat several chronic conditions.
To be sure the active ingredient curcumin is absorbed into the body, turmeric must be consumed with a small amount of black pepper.
Ways to add turmeric into your diet
Add to scrambles
Toss with roasted vegetables
Include in smoothies
Enjoy curry based foods
Add to soups
Add to rice
Drink in a tea
Enjoy Golden Milk Latte (try this recipe from the Minimalist Baker)