Turmeric, an culinary spice relative to ginger, is most often used in curries and the source of the yellow color in mustard. Lately turmeric is getting the latest health buzz, being called “the new “kale”. Turmeric is a great source of vitamin B6, essential for maintaining your blood vessels and preventing heart disease. This spice is also a great source of iron, manganese, potassium and fiber. Turmeric has been called a “magical healing substance”. It contains curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Because inflammation is a contributor to so many diseases, including Alzheimer’s and arthritis, the curcumin in turmeric is a precious find. Here are a few of my favorite health benefits of turmeric.
3. Turmeric and Alzheimer’a-Studies with turmeric have shown that one of the major turmeric health benefits is helpings to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties might help to prevent or delay the onset because it’s believed that turmeric blocks the production of IL-2 protein, which is known to destroy the protective sheath found around the nerves.
Carrot, Orange and Turmeric Juice from Yummy Mummy
Spiced Oatmeal Smoothie from Kitchen Konfidence