🥈SuperFood #2 Turmeric

If you love Superfoods, you will love Turmeric!

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

Turmeric is not commonly used in Western culture but its popularity is growing fast, and with good reason. In the East, its medicinal properties have been known for a very long time and it is used in Indian and Chineese medicine.

So why are people so excited with Turmeric?

Is it worthy of its place in our SuperFood wall of fame ? Let’s explore 7 reasons you need to be adding Turmeric to your diet…

1. Turmeric can lower cholesterol level

The ingredient in turmeric that’s responsible for all of its impressive health benefits is curcumin. Curcumin helps to reduce your cholesterol levels in 3 very powerful ways. First, it helps to boost the efficiency of LDL cholesterol by increasing the receptors. Second, it stops the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and third, it reduces the time that cholesterol spends in the blood stream. All of which adds up to significantly improved cardiovascular health.

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

In tests, the curcumin that is found in turmeric was just as effective as a traditional anti-inflammatory medication for joint swelling. Adding turmeric to your diet will surely have a substantial impact on the quality of your life. Furthermore, the antioxidant properties found in curcumin help to eliminate free radicals from the body. Free radicals are particularly 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 complications are extremely commonplace in todays society and can lead to all manor of issues, including weight gain, thinning hair, dry skin, brittle nails, numbness or tingling in the hands and even constipation. . Turmeric is packed with Manganese and will help you to make a significant step towards a healthier thyroid. Given the amount of symptoms that are triggered by a poorly functioning thyroid, its a very good idea for you health, general well-being and future medical expenses to add turmeric to your diet regime.

4. Reduces pain and inflammation

When compared to traditional medical anti-inflammatories, curcumin (prevalent in turmeric) wins hands down. The compounds that cause 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 efficient, natural and complete pain reduction, and non of the terrible side affects associated with standard remedies!

5. (Very possibly) Improves your memory and helps make you smarter!

A food that will make you smart ? I doubt much else can make something more worthy of the prestigious rank of ‘SuperFood’ than its ability to increase your intelligence.

Curcumin improves brain performance and lowers the risk of brain disease by enhancing the neurotrophic factor. As we grow, neurons make new connections and our capacity to understand and remember more information increases. The growth 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 disorders, such as Alzheimers and depression.

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

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

During lab tests on animals, curcumin was shown to reduce metastasis (the spread of cancer) lessen angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels in tumors) and even kill cancerous cells. During a second study (this time on human beings) curcumin lowered colon lesions in 44 men by 40% over a period of 30 days. Although the study was not on men that were actually suffering from cancer, colon lesions can become cancerous, so it’s a significant indicator that curcumin could very well help prevent cancer.

7. A natural beauty treatment

Up till now we’ve reviewed some of the fantastic health benefits of turmeric, but did you know it can make you more attractive too!

For millenia women in Asia have used turmeric as a natural beauty treatment. Its powerful beautifying characteristics have been praised for their potential to reduce acne, cure eczema, reduce dark circles from under the eyes, reduce the appearance of facial lines, reduce scarring and even remove sun spots.

If you want to experience turmerics beautifying benefits you can apply it on the skin as a face mask, as well adding it to your new healthy diet program.

Turmeric really earns its place in our SuperFood hall of fame. A remarkable, wholesome, affordable, vibrant and tasty addition to our diet (and beauty routine) which has many amazing health and beauty benefits. In fact, many more than we’ve covered on this page!

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

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