The other night I was in my kitchen preparing for myself the late-night supper when it struck my mind that why I’m not sharing this incredible superfood that I have been using over the years. I’m talking about “turmeric.” There are a lot of uses of turmeric, but in this article, you will read the top 5 benefits of turmeric.
In the morning I woke up and the first thing I did in writing this article about Turmeric. So today through this article I’m going to share incredible benefits of turmeric and listen to this, guys it will blow your mind; there are over 6000 clinical studies proving turmeric to be number one healing herb available today. This herb I bet most of you guys can find in your kitchen has been using it for over 5000 years. And the reason why turmeric is so beneficial cause it contains an active compound called “Curcumin.” Now, you might think why Curcumin is so unique? It is because curcumin is highly anti-inflammatory.
Now without any further delay and boring you out with my stupid long intros lets jump into the Top 5 benefits of turmeric and hang on till the last cause I’m giving away my late night supper recipe.
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Benefit #1. Turmeric can help Relieve Pain.
It is obvious how turmeric does it? Turmeric is highly anti-inflammatory.
If you struggle with any chronic joint pain, muscle pain this is the herb you want to go for sure. I see many of my friends struggling with muscle soreness and DOMS, and I always suggest them to go for turmeric.
Drinking turmeric milk delivers impressive results in the reduction of joint pain and inflammation. A glass of warm turmeric milk also relieve stress and makes you relaxed.
Just put one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of milk. Add ½ teaspoon of honey and stir. Drink one glass of turmeric milk every day to get the best results.
Benefit #2. Turmeric can help you with Blood Sugar.
So, if any of you guys have issues with diabetes or low energy level, turmeric is the way to go. Turmeric because of its high anti-oxidants quantity helps to balance out that blood sugar level.
According to research Turmeric can stabilize blood sugar levels and make diabetes more manageable.
Turmeric and curcumin are natural anti-hyperglycemic agents- they help lower high blood sugar levels and balance blood glucose and insulin levels in diabetes. Studies have proven that curcumin has the potential to regenerate pancreas cells and useful for type 1 diabetes.
Benefit #3. Turmeric is Anti-Microbial.
When I say anti-microbial, it is because it helps in fighting infections too. I mean this gets ridiculously well. Turmeric, it’s anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and it’s anti-microbial. As I told you guys in the very starting the list will keep going on. And that is the reason why it is a Super Food.
Now, let’s jump ahead to benefit number 4.
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Benefit #4. Face Mask.
You can use turmeric as a face mask. Mix a little bit of turmeric with raw honey and rub it on your face. Wash it off 5 minutes later. You can also use some essential oils like frankincense.
This turmeric face mask has the capability of killing different kind of bacteria like acne. Plus turmeric has also been proven to be very powerful when it comes to detoxification.
- Turmeric does support liver detoxification and boost two anti-oxidant in the body called glutathione and SOD.
- Turmeric has also been proven to clean out your arteries. So, if you have high cholesterol issues or high blood pressure turmeric is beneficial for that.
Benefit #5. Turmeric is Anti-Depressant too.
The Studies link depression with a low level of BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in the human brain. And, the active compound Curcumin elevates those levels of BDNF resulting in reversing the depression into un-depression.
Yeah! I made up that word, and I know I suck at it. But let’s get back to turmeric.
The list will keep going on. These are the few of numerous benefits of turmeric, and if you go through medical literature there you will see that turmeric is beneficial in almost everything because it is highly anti-inflammatory, it helps in detoxification, it is so high in anti-oxidants and also have the anti-microbial properties plus is anti-depressant too.
Now, I would like to mention some of the ways through which you can consume turmeric.
- Try My Way: Late Night Supper.
- You can use turmeric as a sprinkler for salad, burger or veggies.
- You guys can always add in the meals you cook.
- And the easy way, you can always go for in capsules form. 500-1000 mg a day will do great for you.
Recipe for Late Night Supper:
- 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (or you can also use regular milk)
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 1/2-1 TBSP turmeric powder
- Now mix these ingredients while heating and stirring.
- Now take it off the heat and pour in the blender.
- In the blender add 1/2 TSP Reishi, 1/2 TSP Cordyceps, 1/2 Ashwagandha, 1/2 TSP Cinnamon, 1 TSP Maple Syrup
- Now blend until mixed well
Risks and warnings
Turmeric is safe for consumption. But, when turmeric is taken in large doses more than is typically consumed, it may cause some side effects. As I told you there is a highly active substance in Turmeric: “Curcumin” which can do more harm then good if taken in high dosage. A high dosage is typically considered above 4 grams of curcumin daily. (Difference between Curcumin and Turmeric)
Side effects may include:
Regularly consuming large amounts of turmeric may cause liver problems.
If you have gallbladder disease, you should avoid turmeric. It may get you in trouble. Consult the doctor before using turmeric in such cases.
Now I’m going to wind up the article here. But I want you guys to keep risk factors in mind and consume turmeric wisely in a way, so it only benefits you.
Stay Fit. Stay Smart. Will see you next time.