T Is For Tumeric…. Why This Spice Is Beneficial For Your Health

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Turmeric is in the same family as ginger. It is used and favored for its vibrant color and
rich earthy flavor in culinary traditions worldwide. Not only does it enhance meals, it boasts a large number of health benefits.

So if you haven’t already, it’s time to start adding it to your cooking, and here is why…

Anti Inflammatory

One of the biggest anti-inflammatory agents, using turmeric will restore any imbalance your body may have inside the gut and bring it back to a balanced and alkalized state.

Skin Care

Turmeric helps keep your skin healthy in a variety of ways. It keeps breakouts at bay by inhibiting the growth of the pimple-causing bacteria and reducing the oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. If you have acne scars, daily use of turmeric will help to clear the scars,  and keep your skin glowing. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties also speed up the healing of any cuts or grazes and it also soothes skin irritation. Turmeric’s major component curcumin, is super loaded with antioxidants.

Weight Loss

The golden spice, turmeric, helps to speed up the metabolism and lets your body burn a significant number of calories, which then leads to weight loss. It is a great liver detoxifier,  which is essential when it comes to  weight loss. Also, with curcumin, turmeric can be a desired weight-loss supplement as it lowers bad cholesterol levels and is responsible for suppressing inflammation  in muscle, pancreatic, and fat cells. So, while your body isn’t fighting inflammation, it can easily focus on reducing weight. Sound good?

Treats Depression

Turmeric is amazing for hormonal balance in the body. Studies have shown that curcumin (the main component in turmeric) has a similar effect as Prozac on patients suffering from depression, mood swings, anxiety, and stress. This makes it a powerful alternative to medicines.