The Truth About Turmeric

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Turmeric is one of those spice jars that sits in your kitchen cupboard and often completely forgotten about. But you probably are aware deep down that it’s a pretty healthy addition for food, even if you’re not sure why exactly. Well now is the time to reach for it and start adding it to your soups, dinners and other meals. Why? Because it’s actually one of the healthiest spices you can consume. It has been used for decades as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian systems of medicine and is used to treat a variety of conditions.

The spice is believed to contain a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.

It’s believed to aid in preventing some forms of cancers, while its anti-inflammatory elements are great for treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It has been used in the past to help regulate insulin levels in those with diabetes as well as helping to reduce cholesterol levels.

Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system while its natural antiseptic and antibacterial agents can help heal wounds too.

Turmeric can be added to most meals and is worth adding a small amount into your diet – a powerful little kitchen staple!