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Turmeric, its biggest benefits and uses in the diet

Turmeric, its biggest benefits and uses in the diet

Probably everyone has worked with turmeric in the kitchen. The fragrant yellow spice can not be confused with anything. Probably, not everyone thought about how useful raw materials are in their honor.

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It only has cute nicknames – called golden or Indian spice, for example saffron. Turmeric in a form known to all is made from the roots of a plant called turmeric long. It grows most in Asia and Central America. The roots are very similar to ginger and you can have it fresh. However, spices are made by cooking, drying, and then grinding.

If you want a quick answer to why turmeric is useful, we will give you one word: curcumin. This flavonoid, which symbolizes the typical bright yellow color of turmeric, is a highly effective antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

How Curcumin Health Benefits

  • It has powerful antioxidant effectsIt has an anti-inflammatory effect, protecting the body from harmful effects, thus supporting the immune system
  • Prevent aging and Alzheimer’s diseaseStudies are very optimistic about the effects on brain health. Turmeric should help slow down aging, but also prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anti-inflammatory effectsBehind many chronic diseases is long-term inflammation, which turmeric should help suppress
  • Improves liver functionCurcumin helps the liver remove pollutants from the body, so it is easier to replenish
  • Helps heal the skinTurmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects are beneficial in treating acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
  • Promotes heart healthAlthough this area has not been well researched, several studies have concluded that curcumin helps prevent cardiovascular disease.

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Turmeric contains extremely powerful antioxidants, including anti-aging inhibitors

Prepare golden milk

Methods How to include turmeric in the diet, there is more. The first attacks on almost everyone – spices. Due to the fact that the preservation of useful substances in turmeric affects the condition of the raw material used, the degree of care in processing and the method of storage, it will be better if you buy a quality product, preferably in specialized stores. You probably won’t burn in a good seasoning.

But you don’t have to just add turmeric to curries, sauces, goulash and other similar dishes. Make it a hot drink that feels like caressing body and soul. Make turmeric tea from one teaspoon full of the spice, pour hot water over it and let it steep for 10 minutes. If you like, you can add lemon or honey. You can also try golden milk, a wonderful relaxing drink. Instead of water, boil almond milk, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of cinnamon, and maybe half a teaspoon of coconut oil.

You can also help by taking nutritional supplements. Those that contain curcumin contain a concentrated active ingredient directly, then the dosage depends on the specific product.

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Golden milk looks good and is directly loaded with healthy substances

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