Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Be Healthy, Use Turmeric

Turmeric, often referred to as the “Queen of Spices,” is used world wide in cooking for its pepper-like aroma, sharp taste and golden color.
Turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti carcinogenic, 
antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc are found in Turmeric. Medicinal value of turmeric is impressive

Let's see how turmeric improves our lives

1. Effectively controls Diabetes
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of diabetes by helping to moderate insulin levels. It also improves glucose control and increases the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. 

2 Most helpful for Arthritis pain
Turmeric is useful for treatment of  both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis for its anti-inflammatory properties

3. Helps weight loss
Turmeric powder can be very helpful in maintaining an ideal body weight. A component present in turmeric helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat. 

4. Reduces Cholesterol Level
Simply using turmeric as a food seasoning can reduce serum cholesterol levels.  Thus it can prevent many cardiovascular diseases.

5.Helps digestive system
Many key components in turmeric stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile, which then improves digestion and reduces symptoms of bloating and gas. Also, turmeric is helpful in treating most forms of inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis. 

6. Controls Liver Disease
The liver detoxifies the blood through the production of enzymes and turmeric increases production of these vital enzymes. These vital enzymes break down and reduce toxins in the body. Turmeric is a kind of natural liver detoxifier. Turmeric also is believed to invigorate and improve blood circulation.

7. Fights Cancer
Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer It  can help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and even destroy cancer cells.  It also has a preventive effect against tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas.

8. Prevents memory loss
Brain inflammation is suspected to be one of the leading causes of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric supports overall brain health by aiding in the removal of plaque build-up in the brain and improving the flow of oxygen. 

9. Wound healing
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and can be used as an effective disinfectant. If you have a cut or burn, you can sprinkle turmeric powder on the affected area to speed up the healing process. 

10 .Improves overall immunity system
Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the body’s immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system.

You can add  this powerful herb turmeric in powder form to curries, stir fried dishes, smoothies, warm milk and even to spicy salad dressings to improve the quality of your life. Turmeric can be taken in pill form also. 

Caution : Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction.

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