Turmeric spice originated in southeast India dating back to 3000 B.C., in the past few decades the use of turmeric has spread internationally. Turmeric is known as the golden spice to India. As a spice that adds great flavor to Indian cuisine, it additionally provides amazing health benefits which villagers, Ayurvedic practitioners, and Yogis have been using for thousands of years. Only until recently has western science begun to take interest in understanding turmeric’s multiple benefits, properties, and it’s dietary usage. The picture below is of black beans seasoned in turmeric and onions. It only takes a moment to incorporate this healthy spice into your diet!
The element of turmeric credited with the most health benefits is its curcuminoids. Curcumin aides in a variety of health related factors and prevention. Ingesting turmeric can be done by incorporating it into meals (like curry) or consuming it in paste form (a more traditional method). Turmeric assists in reducing inflammation which can be helpful for a simple sore throat or even those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases. It can be used for those who have certain skin conditions and increase elasticity in skin for anti-aging purposes. Curcumin is also an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body which can help in maintaining healthy cells. Turmeric is also said to be able to prevent cancers and Alzheimer’s disease with the possibility of curing them.
The best thing about turmeric is that it can be consumed in a variety of ways depending on your preferences. You can incorporate it into meals, eat it in a paste, or take it in supplements. Turmeric can be an advantageous step in nourishing your well being.
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