Turmeric really is a miracle cure
In Germany, turmeric is still a relatively unknown food, which is a shame, because if there is one product that deserves the name “superfood”, it’s turmeric. More than 600 preventative and therapeutic uses of turmeric have been discovered, and new research is still pouring in. A woman named Karin tried turmeric and ate it every day for a month. What she found after that month, no one expected.
Karin had been suffering from high cholesterol and gastrointestinal problems for some time. Her search for solutions was pretty unsuccessful, so she gave turmeric one last chance to ease her ailments. She had been cooking with turmeric for a month and it seemed to have had a great effect. Karin soon discovered that turmeric was the solution to all of her health problems, but also discovered that it was useful for many other things as well. Do you want to know what else turmeric can help with? We’ll show you.
1. Turmeric helps with weight loss
Turmeric can really help with weight loss. Animal studies have shown that turmeric stabilizes sugar levels. In addition, the powder prevents the storage of carbohydrates as fat, which prevents weight gain. And because turmeric is spicy, it also boosts metabolism, which speeds up calorie burning in the long run. Last but not least, turmeric improves the taste of food, so we feel full faster and eat less.
2. Turmeric helps fight signs of aging
Of course everyone wants to be as healthy as possible, even if you are older. And with turmeric, it’s even easier: the antioxidants in turmeric not only help prevent cancer, but also prevent aging, which leaves visible signs of cell damage. This is because antioxidants absorb the harmful effects of free radicals and toxins, thereby preventing cell damage. While the spice itself isn’t an antioxidant, research has shown that it increases antioxidant levels in the body, which is why it’s so good at fighting aging – not just internally but externally as well.
3. Turmeric May Fight Depression
Turmeric has also been shown to help with depression. One study found that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is effective in relieving symptoms of depression and can be enhanced when combined with other herbs
Another interesting property of the spice is that it enhances the effects of antidepressants. In other words, turmeric powder alone can help relieve depressive moods while also enhancing the effects of other antidepressant medications.
4. Turmeric is good for the heart
Turmeric also has a positive effect on the heart, because the ginger plant contains substances that have a positive effect on the functioning of the heart and blood cells. In one study, a group of 121 patients were given 4 grams of turmeric or a placebo after surgery. The group that received the spice had about a 65% reduced risk of having a heart attack in the hospital after a few days. Therefore, it also makes sense to include turmeric in your diet if you have an increased risk of heart disease.
5. Turmeric detoxifies the body
Turmeric is found in most detoxification supplements, which is no coincidence as it also has an impact on the quality of the liver. The liver is the most important organ to cleanse, and studies have shown that fermented turmeric powder improves liver function.
6. Turmeric helps against Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, but turmeric can help prevent it! Turmeric is good for the brain and especially for memory. Regular consumption of turmeric also reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Alzheimer’s occurs because certain proteins (especially tau proteins) build up in the brain and lead to the death of brain cells. Studies in rats have shown that turmeric can prevent this behavior of tau proteins, which is beneficial for brain health.
7. Turmeric is a natural pain reliever (for rheumatism and osteoarthritis)
Turmeric has been used as a pain reliever in Asia for centuries. Turmeric has also been proven to relieve pain in rheumatism and arthrosis and is sometimes even stronger than medicines. Studies have shown that turmeric supplements are more effective than diclofenac in reducing pain. This is very good, because drugs like diclofenac have numerous side effects. Turmeric, on the other hand, is a natural product and does not harm the body in any way. So if you are looking for an effective yet harmless pain reliever, turmeric is a good choice.
According to some studies, the curcumin contained in turmeric blocks the proliferation of cancer cells. Studies in rats have shown that curcumin partially neutralizes damage to cells in the liver, kidneys and brain, thereby preventing cancer in these organs. The National Cancer Foundation is funding two studies looking at turmeric. Scientists have found that this spice prevents the formation of tumors.
9. Turmeric lowers cholesterol levels
Turmeric also works wonders for the blood. It lowers cholesterol levels, thereby preventing the risk of a heart attack. According to research, regular intake of turmeric leads to a significant improvement in cholesterol levels in just a week. Participants in this study took a turmeric supplement once a week and when they remeasured their cholesterol levels, they had lower scores, while good HDL cholesterol increased by 33%.
In addition, turmeric strengthens blood cells and prevents platelets from clumping together. This triple action of turmeric explains why it is so beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease.
10. Turmeric promotes good digestion
Turmeric facilitates digestion. Therefore, if you suffer from intestinal problems, you should definitely try it. Curcumin plays an important role in preventing and treating stomach ulcers and also supports liver function.
Animal studies have shown that turmeric reduces the risk of liver damage. Rats given curcumin suffered less from liver disease than others. In Germany, turmeric is already being actively used as a natural remedy for gastrointestinal complaints. Will you also try the miracle cure soon?