I have noticed a lot of interest recently for one particular plant that I have always appreciated, turmeric. It is renown for offering anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection. Thus, having a major impact on your overall well-being.
There are a lot of supplements that are based on curcumin and that can only please me, because I know how effective this compound can be.
However, curcumin needs piperine (an enhancer found in black pepper) to be properly absorbed into your bloodstream.
Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric
The reasons it has become highly vehiculated among the “superfoods” are considerably more various than for most plants. Nonetheless, here is what makes turmeric truly special:
#1 Specific Antioxidant Capacities
Not only does it provide your body with enough antioxidants to protect the cells from free radical damage, but it also does something that only few plants do – it stimulates the body’s antioxidant enzymes.
This translates to a double action against free radical damage – one as external source, and another as an enhancer for the internal source.
#2 Activates The Production of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF).
This is a hormone found in the human brain that regulates its well-functioning.
Scientists believe that low levels of BDNF are responsible for triggering most degenerative diseases.
Therefore, if you stimulate its production you can delay or even reverse some of the most common brain diseases.
#3 Clears Up The Amyloid Buildups
Amyloid is a protein which is also found in the brain. Studies suggest that having it in excess might cause Alzheimer’s disease.
Therefore, if you know you are at risk of brain disease, turmeric is your safest bet.
#4 Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Turmeric is the most effective natural remedy for arthritis. It is even more powerful than some over the counter drugs on the market.
On the other hand, those who are dealing with anxiety, depression or similar diseases, have confirmed that after including this spice in their eating habits, their moods have improved.
The reasoning is simple – curcumin stimulates and normalizes the secretion of serotonin and dopamine, which are the happiness hormones.
This doesn’t mean that the subjects have drastically changed their outlook on life to an extremely positive one.
It’s a process, and things move slowly at first – normalizing their levels is a good start.
This amazing spice can change your whole life, and all you need to do is to keep it handy on your kitchen counter.
Add it to your meals as you normally do with the other spices and herbs, and allow your body to heal itself.
Be consistent with your healthy habits, and you will feel greater than you ever did before!
To your health!
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