You may know it only as a colourful spice used in a good curry sauce, but this root vegetable boasts much more than just colour and spice. What gives it this great colour (yellow pigment) is Curcumin, which has a range of health benefits.
There is still much to study and research regarding the clinical properties of turmeric, however its medicinal properties have long been used by traditional Eastern cultures. Mostly used for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, turmeric can also help improve cognitive performance and enhance weight loss.
So what are the benefits of Turmeric
- Helps Arthritis & Joint Pain
- Reduces Chronic Inflammation
- Aids Weight Loss
- Improves Skin Health
- Natural Blood Thinner
- Helps Fight Disease & Chronic Conditions
- Enhances Brain Function
- Improves Allergies & Asthma
- Aids in Liver Detoxification
- Helps Headaches & Migraines
With these benefits why not use it in everything?
Well it is difficult to determine the amount of curcumin in turmeric you find in the stores, as this can vary depending on growing conditions, species etc. So, while cooking with it is always a great option, you aren’t necessarily getting the best dose of curcumin. You can increase your dose by using turmeric extracts which contain higher doses of curcumin or turmeric supplements to ensure your body is getting the correct amount.
While Love Yourself supports natural and organic supplements, you should always contact your doctor before taking supplements