Often described as the “Queen of Spices”, Turmeric is a common herb and seasoning, used by people across the globe. The main characteristics include a pepper-like aroma, sharp taste, and golden color. Turmeric is described as a top medication for many purposes. It’s often discussed that colorful plants are good for health purposes because of the plant pigments. Turmeric Seasoning serves the same purpose. The health benefits range over a long and lengthy list.
Let’s discuss some of the top benefits of Turmeric.
Cancer Prevention with Turmeric Seasoning
Turmeric as a seasoning in an everyday diet has been suggested to prevent prostate cancer, block existing prostate cancer’s growth, and kill cancer cells. Many studies support the fact that the active components in Turmeric provide the best protection against radiation-induced tumors. It has also been indicated in providing a safeguard against tumor cells such as colon carcinomas and many others.
Anti-inflammatory properties in common turmeric seasoning serve as a great remedy for both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The antioxidant properties of turmeric destroys free radicals inside the body to prevent damage to the body’s cells. Patients who tend to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, say that they feel much relief from moderate to mild joint pain and lesser joint inflammation with the regular use of Turmeric.
Insulin levels are brought to moderate levels by using Turmeric as a supplement or food seasoning for treating diabetes. Turmeric increases glucose levels and the effect of medications used to counter diabetes.
Reduces Cholesterol Levels
Serum Cholesterol levels can potentially be lowered by simply using turmeric as a food seasoning. High Cholesterol leads to severe health issues such as cardiac issues. Hence a proper Cholesterol level can be maintained to avoid such issues.
Lipopolysaccharide is a substance present in Turmeric which stimulates the body’s immune system. The presence of antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal catalysts in strengthens the immune system. The chances of suffering from flu, colds, and coughs are reduced. A glass of warm nut milk with the seasoning of 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder can make you feel better if you catch a cough or flu.
Turmeric has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties which make it effective as a disinfectant. “Seasoning” the burned or affected area by sprinkling directly on the wound has been shown to speed up healing. It may also be useful in treating Psoriasis and other skin inflammations.
Weight Management with Turmeric Seasoning
Studies show that by seasoning foods with turmeric, one’s ideal body weight can be maintained. Bile flow is regulated by turmeric. Bile is an important component in the breakdown of dietary fats. One teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal can help to lose weight and avoid obesity.
Prevents Liver Disease
Turmeric is described as a natural liver detoxifier. Enzymes are needed to detoxify the blood and seasoning foods with turmeric (fresh or even powdered) increases their production. These enzymes are vital for breakdown and reduction of toxins in the body. Turmeric invigorates and regulates blood circulation which is essential for good liver health.
Owing to the number of turmeric benefits, its presence in your diet could help to improve your health quality hence your life quality. Fresh or powdered turmeric can be used to season curries, stir-fried dishes, smoothies, nut milks, salad dressings and more.
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