Turmeric is one of the most widely studied plants in the world due to its numerous health benefits. This ancient super root and its famous compound, curcumin, have been used for over 6000 years to optimize physical wellness spanning from improving skin tone to warding off disease.
Here are 4 reasons to start taking turmeric.
1. Say goodbye to pain from inflammation
Inflammation is a natural bodily response to stress in the form of disease, toxins, etc . Unfortunately, today’s modern lifestyle puts our bodies under so much stress, chronic inflammation has become a growing and painful issue.
Most physical ailments can be traced back to a form of inflammation. Curcumin, the antioxidant found in Turmeric, inhibits inflammation which is why studies show Turmeric can ease and even cure a variety of inflammatory issues such as:
- Heart disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Menstrual pain
- Muscle aches
The plus side? Unlike painkillers which temporarily bandages inflammation issues, Turmeric ease inflammation and helps our body to heal from what’s causing it.
2. All-natural detoxification
Turmeric has the ability to increase antioxidant capacity resulting in gaining potent protection from free-radical activity. This means that common environmental aggressors that we face on a daily basis such as pollution, UV rays, pesticides in food, etc. are less toxic to our body as turmeric helps to stave off the negative effects.
3. It boosts your immunity
Turmeric is one of the most antioxidant rich foods on the planet. The human body needs antioxidants to protect itself from free radical damage. What does this mean for your health? Thanks to the incredible amount of antioxidants found in turmeric, your immune system gets a boost as curcumin acts as an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal giving you a wide shield of protection from numerous forms of infections.
4. Promotes happiness
Thanks to Turmeric’s potent anti-inflammatory properties, eating this ancient root doesn’t only benefit your body physically, but also mentally. Consumption of Turmeric has shown that as it reduces inflammation in the brain and gut, mood is lifted as well and mental ailments and disorders such as depression and Alzheimer’s are less severe.
How to use turmeric?
If you haven’t incorporated this golden root into your diet and wellness routine, now is the best time to reap the benefits. Turmeric’s spicy, earthy, and slightly sweet and citrusy taste add its distinct flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike. Stir it into soups and curries for a nutritional punch or mix it in coconut milk and honey for a delicious immune-boosting golden latte. Cheers!
Want the benefits of taking turmeric daily without dealing with the tediousness of cooking with it? Try a turmeric supplement to match your on-the-go lifestyle instead like our Turmeric with Ginger, which come in capsule form, making it easy to take any time at your convenience.