If you’re looking for a spice with some wonderful compounds, have a look at the spice that makes Indian foods and curries bright yellow—turmeric. Not only is it tasty, several studies have shown that it may be effective in treating certain health conditions. Let’s take a look at what we know about the Super Spice.
To start, Tumeric may be effective in helping reduce inflammation, as well as reducing the growth of certain kinds of tumors. It has anti-cancer properties. It is remarkably helpful for liver health and detoxification. These compounds that have all these wonderful effects are collectively called curcumin, which is available as a supplement but is not easily absorbed by the body. If you want to try it out, be sure to purchase a high quality grade—I look for products made with the more absorbable BCM-95 curcumin, like the Terry Naturally line.,
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If you’ve had Indian Curry, chances are you’ve had a taste of Tumeric before. Without question, it can throw a unique curveball to just about any dish. If you’re up for the spice adventure, I recommend experimenting with Lentil Soup or a Greens Salad—and pouring it on!