🥈SuperFood #2 Turmeric

If you want Superfoods, you will love Turmeric!

The Benefits of Turmeric - Asian's Secret Superfood! Improving your Health and Making You More Beautiful!
Turmeric – The shockingly potent health and beauty SuperFood

Turmeric is not used that much in the West but its popularity is very quickly growing, and with very good reason. In the East, its medicinal properties have been known for a very long time and it’s used in Indian and Chineese medicine.

So why are people so excited with Turmeric?

Is it worthy of its place in our SuperFood hall of fame ? Let’s take a look and find out 7 reasons you need to be adding Turmeric to your diet…

1. Turmeric can decrease your cholesterol level

Curcumin is the ingredient in turmeric that’s responsible for its impressive health benefits. Curcumin helps to reduce your cholesterol level in 3 very powerful ways. First, it reduces the time that cholesterol spends in the blood stream. Second, it stops the oxidation of LDL cholesterol due to its antioxidant properties and third, it helps to maximize the efficiency of LDL cholesterol by increasing the receptors. All of which causes considerably improved cardiovascular health.

2. Lower the pain from (and spread of) arthritis

During laboratory tests, the curcumin found in turmeric was proven to be just as effective as traditional anti-inflammatory treatment for joint stiffness. Incorporating turmeric to your diet plan can have a considerable impact on the quality of your life, especially if you are a sufferer of rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, the antioxidant qualities in curcumin help to remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are highly troublesome for people with arthritis because they cause damage to cell membranes which is one of the main causes of joint pain.

3. Maintains healthy thyroid function

Thyroid problems are incredibly widespread in todays society and can trigger all manor of issues, including weight gain, dry skin, constipation, numbness or tingling in the hands brittle nails, and even thinning hair. . Turmeric is loaded with Manganese and will help you to make a great step towards a healthier thyroid. Given the quantity of symptoms (and we only touched on a few, there are many many more) that are attributed to an incorrectly functioning thyroid, its a good idea for you health, well-being and future medical expenses to incorporate turmeric to your diet regime.

4. Reduces pain and inflammation

When compared to medical anti-inflammatories, curcumin wins hands down. The compounds that lead to pain during inflammation are called mediators, and they hunt in packs! Most traditional anti-inflammatories or NSAIDs only target two or three mediators but curcumin targets dozens! The result… more reliable, all-natural and total pain relief, and non of the nasty side affects associated with traditional medications!

5. (Very probably) Enhances your memory and helps make you smarter!

A food that might make you smart ? I doubt much else can make something more worthy of the prestigious title of ‘SuperFood’ than its capacity to boost your intelligence.

The curcumin in turmeric strengthens brain performance and reduces the risk of brain disease by enhancing the neurotrophic factor. As we grow, neurons build new connections and our capacity to learn and store more information increases. The hormone that supports this process is called the brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF). Decreased levels of this hormone have been linked to many widespread brain conditions, such as Alzheimers and depression.

Curcumin increases BDNF levels, which helps our brains do what they are supposed to do… grow, understand more things and make us smarter, although more research is needed to demonstrate that we really do get smarter. An increase of BDNF could also stop, and quite possibly even reverse, the affects of many age-related brain functioning disorders.

6. Will help to prevent, and possible even treat, cancer

During scientific tests on animals, curcumin (found in turmeric) was shown to reduce metastasis (the spread of cancer) reduce angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels in tumors) and even kill cancerous cells. During another study (this time on people) curcumin lowered colon lesions in 44 adult males by 40% over 30 days. Although this study wasn’t on men actually suffering from cancer, colon lesions can become cancerous, so it’s a considerable indication that curcumin could perhaps help protect against cancer.

7. A natural beauty treatment

Up to now we’ve highlighted some of the extraordinary health benefits of turmeric, but did you know it can make you more beautiful too!

For thousands of years women in Asia have been using turmeric as a natural beauty treatment. Its powerful beautifying qualities have been praised for their potential to reduce acne, cure eczema, eradicate dark circles from below the eyes, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, diminish scarring and even remove sun spots.

If you want to enjoy turmerics beautifying benefits you can apply it to the skin as a face mask, as well introducing it to your new healthy diet plan.

Turmeric truly deserves its place in our SuperFood wall of fame. A brilliant, wholesome, inexpensive, vibrant and yummy addition to your diet (and beauty routine) which has several incredible health and beauty benefits. In fact, many more than we’ve listed in this article!

To discover further benefits of turmeric, find out how to use it correctly to achieve each benefit and to check out this amazing turmeric cookbook please click here.

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