It seems that lately we can’t stop hearing about turmeric and its amazing health benefits, it’s all people talk about nowadays. But it’s no wonder, because turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural remedy against a plethora of diseases with excellent results.

There have been more than 7000 scientific studies conducted around the world that testify to turmeric’s ability to prevent and treat a number of different health problems and diseases.

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Some people even believe that turmeric has been mentioned in the Bible, but we’re unable to determine this for sure. However, what is sure is that people have used it since ancient times in both India and China, with records dating back 2 millennia.

 

Turmeric is praised for its blood cleansing abilities and back in the old days, doctors used it whenever they suspected a king or prince has been poisoned. Despite knowing what it can do, Western medicine is yet to fully incorporate turmeric in its practices.

 

Unfortunately, Americans have only started noticing turmeric’s amazing benefits in the last 30 years and since then there have been more than 7000 studies that confirm its incredible medicinal properties. We’ve caught the train a bit late but it’s better late than never right?

Natural remedies and traditional medicine is especially important in today’s world. We’re surrounded with toxins, chemicals, unhealthy food and there’s no escaping these harmful influences. All of these toxins we’re exposed to harm our health and well-being, having potentially devastating effects on our entire organism. They disrupt our endocrine system, damage vital organs and have overall devastating effects.

 

As we already mentioned, there’s no escaping this, there’s nothing we can do since there are toxins in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the ground we walk on. What we can do is try to lead a healthier life, implement new practices, turn to natural remedies and make an effort to counteract the negative influence of our toxic environment.

Modern medicine is making new advancements as we speak but we’re still getting sick, even more than before, and we’re still unable to find a cure for some of the most common ailments and diseases. The key to leading a healthier, longer life is in nature and one of nature’s masterpieces is turmeric. If you want to start a healthier lifestyle you need to start using turmeric on a regular basis.

 

David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger’s  book Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Spice Of Life, lists some of turmeric’s most important properties. According to them, the spice acts as:

 

Antiseptic;

Bactericide;

Anti-tumor;

Herbicide;

Anti-inflammatory;

Antispasmodic;

Anti-cancer;

Antiallergenic;

Antiulcer;

Antibacterial;

Antiviral;

Fungicide;

 

If there are more than 7000 scientific studies that support these claims then why aren’t doctors prescribing this powerful spice instead of pumping us up with drugs and pills?Here’s how regular consumption of turmeric affects your body:

Improves your gut health

The health of our gut is very important for our overall health. An improperly working gut can cause numerous health problems, but luckily, adding turmeric into your diet will maintain its health and prevent numerous diseases and conditions.

 

Relieves inflammation

Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce inflammation in your body and prevent numerous ailments. Here’s what the famous Dr. Mercola says about turmeric: “Turmeric has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine for millennia. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects in this area that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. However, curcumin doesn’t produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding, and even a lowered white blood cell count.”

 

Promotes mental health

Studies have shown that turmeric possesses powerful neuroprotective properties which can prevent mental problems and boost your brain function. According to experts, the spice can also treat a variety of neurological problems such as depression or Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Here are 7 easy ways to add turmeric in your diet:

Turmeric kefir

To prepare delicious turmeric kefir, you only need to add a tablespoon of turmeric powder to a cup of kefir – it’s that easy!

 

Turmeric juice shot

Ingredients

A tablespoon of powdered turmeric

½ a lemon

A pinch of sea salt

Preparation

Squeeze the lemon in a bowl, then add the turmeric and salt and mix well. Or just mix everything in a blender and drink the mixture right away.

 

Turmeric soup

Ingredients

A knuckle-sized piece of grated turmeric

4 cups of vegetable or bone broth

Preparation

Bring the broth to a boil first, then add the turmeric and simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Now, strain the soup and add a pinch of black pepper and serve it warm.

 

Turmeric tea

Turmeric tea is easy to prepare and a great natural anti-inflammatory remedy. Here’s what you need to do:

Ingredients

½ a teaspoon of grated turmeric

A pinch of black pepper

A cup of hot water

A bit of lime juice

Organic honey

Preparation

Bring the water to a boil and add the turmeric, then simmer the tea on low heat for 5 minutes and strain it. Now, add the black pepper, lime juice and honey and enjoy your nice cup of turmeric tea.

 

Golden milk

Ingredients

A teaspoon of powdered turmeric

¼ of a teaspoon of powdered ginger

¼ of a teaspoon of powdered vanilla

¼ cup of water

A cup of coconut or almond milk

A pinch of cinnamon, clove and cardamom

Preparation

Just add everything in a pot and simmer the mixture for a few minutes.

 

Turmeric scramble

For an energetic start to the day, just add a bit of turmeric in your scrambled eggs and enjoy!

 

Turmeric smoothie

Ingredients

A tablespoon of powdered turmeric

A teaspoon of powdered maca root

2 tablespoons of coconut flakes

A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts

A pinch of black pepper

½ a cup of coconut or almond milk

1 ½ cups of frozen pineapple and mango chunks

Preparation

To prepare your turmeric smoothie, just add the ingredients in a blender and mix until you get a homogenous mixture. Drink the smoothie fresh every day to boost your energy levels and treat numerous health problems.

 

Source :  www.healthylifestyleadvice.com

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It seems that lately we can’t stop hearing about turmeric and its amazing health benefits, it’s all people talk about nowadays. But it’s no wonder, because turmeric has been used for centuries as a natural remedy against a plethora of diseases with excellent results. There have been more than 7000...