Turmeric is one of the most healing foods on the planet. There have been thousands of studies conducted on turmeric and researchers still can’t stop discovering more amazing, clinically proven benefits. Studies have shown that turmeric can have very beneficial effects in the treatment of high cholesterol, eye diseases, depression, pain, inflammatory afflictions, diabetes etc. It can prevent strokes and heart attacks if taken regularly over a long period of time.
New evidence even demonstrates that a newly discovered turmeric component called ar-turmerone can increase the production of brain stem cells by 50-80%. So, it can have a prolonged effect in the prevention of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Depression and other neurological diseases.
Most researchers agree that the turmeric’s profound healing abilities can be traced to its powerful anti-inflammatory action. Most anti- inflammatory foods operate in one of the following ways:
* They neutralise inflammation causing free radicals in the body with a flood of anti-oxidants
* They stop the body from producing the chemicals that initiate inflammation in the first place
However, Turmeric combats inflammation through both of these mechanisms simultaneously. Its multi-pronged approach allows it to work wonders for aches, pains and arthritis (by stopping inflammation at the source) while also strongly supporting the immune system with anti-oxidants.
We all remember our grandmothers adding a pinch of turmeric powder to our milk. It is a time honoured tradition. So, go ahead and add a pinch of turmeric to your milk or other drinks and enjoy good health!