health benefits of turmeric
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Health Benefits of Turmeric

A of bit history of turmeric – What turmeric is? 

Turmeric rhizome plant and powder.

Turmeric is a dried rhizome spice of an herbaceous plant and belongs to the family group of ginger. It is a perennial plant that is natively grown in the tropics of India the more reason it is fondly known by  the name “Indian saffron”,  others also call it the “golden spice”. It is grown also in  other areas such as Asia and China.  As golden indeed, it is known for its warm, bitter taste and golden colour and mostly as food flavour and cosmetics colorant.

Turmeric is such an essential ingredient in curry powder and researchers never have cease researching into this amazing culinary spice because of its benefits, health wise. It was first discovered to have been used in Ayurveda medicine; an old traditional medicine which is believed to have been originated from India used to cure many health problems as rheumatism, breathing problems and fatigue. In recent years huge studies have shown that outperform many pharmaceuticals in the treatment of a wide variety of   these health problems as well as other severe health conditions and needn’t be in medicine alone to make a health benefit. Turmeric has almost no calories and very low cholesterol; it is known to have a good source of iron, rich in dietary fibre, iron, manganese, vitamin B6, zinc and potassium.

Properties of turmeric

Fresh golden turmeric powder and turmeric root plant.

The consumption rate in India is about 80% and in recent years its consumption in most parts of the world is seen a huge increase because researchers keep discovering daily more health benefits of turmeric over the years. Turmeric contains a most researched and sort for bioactive compound; curcumin, a natural antioxidant which has been used for centuries both in food and in medicine for treating a variety of inflammatory health problems, infections and wounds. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties and health benefits, turmeric is proven to be indeed a golden spice.

Health benefits of turmeric

Capsules made from Curcumin.

Turmeric is just more than just a spice, very therapeutic it is highly researched. As the years go by, more its benefits against a wide range of major health problems keeps revealing itself. It could be ignored as it being a mere spice but just as spice as it, it is not known as the “golden spice” for no reason, it boosts cognitive function, cures chronic degenerative diseases, cancers, diabetes, arthritis and allergies. It is locally used as antiseptic for the skin cuts and healing wounds.  Other potential benefits may include regulating blood sugar levels and blood fat levels. Most interestingly, Ainoha® Refreshing Detox  makes  a  great morning mix with turmeric very handy and heathy. 

Here are some major health benefits of turmeric;

1. Cardiovascular benefits

Amongst the major health benefits of turmeric as a spice in a recipe are cardiovascular benefits. Cardiovascular diseases are major killer and that makes turmeric very helpful because of its ability to reduce risks of these diseases. The curcumin content of turmeric improves the function of the endothelium; the endothelium lines the interior surface of the blood vessels. A dysfunction of the main driver of the heart; endothelial disables the endothelium to regulate blood pressure and blood clotting. That is turmeric regulates blood fat level improves the function of the endothelial which reduces about 70% risks of serious heart diseases.  

Amongst the major health benefits of turmeric as a spice in a recipe are cardiovascular benefits. Cardiovascular diseases are major killer and that makes turmeric very helpful because of its ability to reduce risks of these diseases. The curcumin content of turmeric improves the function of the endothelium; the endothelium lines the interior surface of the blood vessels. A dysfunction of the main driver of the heart; endothelial disables the endothelium to regulate blood pressure and blood clotting. That is turmeric regulates blood fat level improves the function of the endothelial which reduces about 70% risks of serious heart diseases.  

2. Turmeric helps to prevent cancers

Recent discovered health benefit of turmeric is that it is an anti-cancer for both treating and prevention of cancer which is made every attention alert to consume more turmeric.  Cancer cells in our body needs new blood vessels to survive; turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory agent that is able to slow down growth of cervical cancer cells in blood vessels. That is if the supply of blood vessels is reduced, the cancerous cells’ developments are also greatly slowed to prevent cancer.

3. Turmeric prevents liver damage

The liver is a vital organ that support almost all other organ in the body and it been damaged really could be dangerous. Turmeric then makes an important spice because of its antioxidant content and bioactive compounds; cytokines, it is effective in reversing cirrhosis and aiding treatment of acute liver disease.

4. Turmeric, powerful brain protector

Turmeric has been known to help cognitive function, it develops the brain and protect the brain from possible harmful growth that are signs of neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. It helps dissolve plagues that are possible of damaging cerebral functioning.

5. It improves and treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

As healthy and medicinal as it is, the composition  of turmeric helps inhibit enzymes that increase inflammation, pain and swelling, this is made it gotten a huge usage against rheumatoid arthritis. In this case, the benefits of turmeric is in two folds, not only does effectively relieves pains, it also tames the inflammation that causes arthritis discomfort.

6. It is an immune booster

One of the most important benefits of turmeric is its therapeutic value of that helps maintain a good cholesterol level and relaxes the nerves boosting immunity.

Other important health benefits of turmeric are lessening insulin resistance preventing diabetes.

7. It aids in weight loss process very easy reducing obesity-related diseases.

8. Turmeric is a remedy for chronic cough.

9. It makes a good facial mask against facial impurities and acne to keep the facial glow.

Smoothie with Ainoha superfood mix and turmeric.

Turmeric is very healthy and safe with no side effects which can be consumed without specific cautions however, pregnant women must seek the consent of their physician before consuming it.

Enjoy it whiles maintaining healthy and a good life and because your health matters to us, we have an already made superfood mix that contains turmeric, it comes that very handy for a simple and easy mix: Ainoha® superfoods 

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