Turmeric Races To The Top Of The Immunity Food Chain
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Hit or Hype? Turmeric is known as a powerful immunity booster and that’s all we need during a pandemic! During this economic crunch period, we all need something that will not cost an arm and leg, while providing enough protection to the immune system.
For centuries, turmeric has been used as a spice and medicinal herb. Scientists all across the globe have started to recognize the wonders of this powerful ingredient that has been the norm in all desi kitchens. It has an anti-inflammatory component called curcumin which is a strong anti-oxidant.
Here are some jaw-dropping benefits of turmeric that we bet you never knew about!
1. It Has Unbelievable Medicinal Properties For Arthritis Patients
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Turmeric extracts are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin. Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
2. Curcumin Acts as a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound And Is A Miracle Antioxidant Booster
Chronic inflammation contributes to many common diseases. Curcumin can suppress problem-causing factors in such cases. It has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals and also stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
3. Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.
4. Curcumin Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.
5. Turmeric May Help Prevent And Treat Cancer
Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and even treat cancer. Extensive research has been going on for this and scientists are hoping to find answers to cancer in this humble root.
6. Curcumin Can Prevent and Treat Alzheimer’s Disease
Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and can lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
7. Studies Show That Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression
A study in 60 people with depression showed that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in alleviating symptoms of the condition.
8. Curcumin Can Delay Aging and Fight Age-Related Chronic Diseases
Due to its many positive health effects, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer, curcumin may aid longevity.
However, turmeric carries only 3% of curcumin by weight. Therefore, in order to get maximum benefit, people often prefer curcumin capsules which are widely available in the market. Nonetheless, turmeric is a lifesaver and a must-have during Covid-19. You may thank us later *winks*
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