As a high antioxidant spice , turmeric has proven to help protect the body and prevent disease.
Curcumin is the active phytochemical in turmeric , which gives it its rich yellow / orange color and has antioxidant properties , that prevent the formation of and neutralize existing free radicals.
Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier and has been used for thousands of years in traditional herbal medicine to treat liver and digestive disorders.
It helps to clear LDL ( bad cholesterol ) from the liver and enhances liver function. Curcumin literally stops the oxidation of cholesterol, thereby protecting against the formation of plaque in the arteries.
Turmeric can help to spike metabolism and helps to reduce blood sugar levels.
Turmeric aids circulation 🙂
Turmeric has incredible anti – cancer properties and has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
It stops precancerous changes within DNA and interferes with enzymes necessary for cancer progression .
Turmeric is a powerful , natural anti – inflammatory without the side effects of many conventional anti – inflammatory drugs.
It is good for all arthritic conditions because of this and can help to decrease muscle soreness after an intense workout.
Turmeric is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic and antibacterial agent that helps to treat wounds , cuts and burns, while also speeding up wound healing and damaged skin.
Last but not least , Turmeric has long been used as a treatment for depression in Chinese medicine .
Turmeric is very easy to blend in all type of foods and very tasty in fresh juices and smoothies – try yourself and enjoy the benefits of this wonderful spice 🙂
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