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This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Every Day 

 February 21, 2016

By  Gabriela

Turmeric is one of the herbs that have been part of folk medicine in many countries. In India, turmeric has been used for over 2500 years, first as a dye.

Turmeric is known to containing elements of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification. Several recent studies have found a link between turmeric with some treatments against Alzheimer’s and cancer.

This Is What Happens To Your Body If You Eat 1 Teaspoon of Turmeric Every Day

Turmeric, named the “Queen of all Spices”, has many benefits that will be described as follows:

1. Overcoming inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be prevented by curcumin, the active compound of turmeric. Curcumin is able to overcome inflammation, thereby overcoming some modern diseases because chronic inflammation is the major cause of most modern illnesses.

2. Protection of brain

Some of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia associated with inadequate levels of Brain-Derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a type of growth hormone. Curcumin is able to increase BDNF levels, thereby preventing cognitive impairment that can damage the brain.

3. Reducing the risk of cancer

Turmeric contains anti-cancer substances that can prevent some types of cancer.

4. Improving the performance of digestion

Turmeric is able to stimulate the gallbladder to reduce bloating and excess gas, and fight inflammation in the digestive tract. However, you should not go overboard in consuming turmeric as it can lead to over-stimulation.

5. Improving Heart Health

Curcumin can reduce bad cholesterol levels and prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries.

6. Reducing the symptoms of Arthritis

Based on the many testimonials, turmeric was able to improve the condition of many Arthritis patients.

7. Delaying aging

Curcumin reduces free radicals thus preventing aging.

How to use:

Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder into a variety of dishes and juices. A pinch of black pepper can increase the effectiveness of turmeric to 2000%.

Via The Weekly Challenger

About the author 

Gabriela

A mom of two with a background in journalism, I took health into my own hands and started researching to find answers to my own health struggles. My research turned into a blog that turned into an amazing community (starring you!).When I'm not reading medical journals, creating new recipes, you can find me somewhere outside in the sun or undertaking some DIY remodeling project that inevitably takes twice as long as it was supposed to.

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