TUMERIC…THE GOLDEN SPICE
Turmeric has been around for years but more recently this spice is becoming popular and popping up everywhere, from turmeric tablets to turmeric lattes.
Turmeric in its natural state (the root) is a whole-food containing a range of nutrients including; Zinc, Iron, Potassium, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, as well as Curcumin.
The number one benefit of Turmeric is it helps with digestion. Turmeric encourages the production of good bacteria that will minimize bad bacteria. This will then ensure the intestines can absorb nutrients.
The other way turmeric helps digestion is due to its high anti-inflammatory properties. High anti-inflammatory properties will help decrease any swelling that causes abnormal muscle movements, which in the long run could possibly cause IBS, bloating, and gas.
Recent Studies have revealed that due to Turmeric’s natural anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it can be extremely beneficially for people who suffer skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis. Including Turmeric in your daily juices and/or cooking can help reduce the redness, itching, and swelling that is associated with dermatitis.
There is a list of benefits for Turmeric however not all have been vastly researched and results are limited at this stage. That being said possible benefits we could see in the future with turmeric are listed below:
- Decrease cholesterol
- Immunity booster
- Control diabetes
- Heals wounds
- Help with weight management
- Reduce pain associated with arthritis