Turmeric is quickly becoming the most popular spice in the world, and is rising on that list for good reasons. It is rich in nutrients which have positive effects on your health and it also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.
The active ingredient of the spice, curcumin, has been the subject of over 7000 scientific studies which have been examining its health benefits.
After consuming turmeric water for a whole year, one British woman experienced amazing health benefits – she alkalized her body, improved her digestion and relieved her arthritic symptoms. She achieved this by simply drinking a glass of turmeric every morning for 12 months!
Here’s how you can prepare this incredible drink at home:
Add a teaspoon of ground turmeric along a pinch of black pepper in a glass of warm water, then drink the solution immediately. The black pepper is added to the drink in order to increase the bioavailability of curcumin. Drinking a glass of turmeric water every morning will bring the following health benefits:
Improves the cardiovascular health
Curcumin cleans the blood vessels by eliminating the plaque in them, effectively preventing formation of blood clots and ensuring proper blood flow. According to a 2011 study conducted by a team of scientists at the Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences in Japan, it was discovered that consuming turmeric for 3 weeks has significantly improved the cardiovascular health in male rats.
Reverses type 2 diabetes
An Auburn University study from 2009 published in the “Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications” found that turmeric can be of great help in treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Alkalizes your body
Turmeric is an alkalizing ingredient which can prevent development of cancer since the disease cannot thrive in alkaline environment.
Protects your brain
Scientists have found a link between increased levels of a growth hormone called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) and development of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. They found that consumption of turmeric regulates the levels of the hormone and prevents age-related brain diseases as well as declined brain function.
Fights inflammation in the body
Inflammation is the main factor behind many diseases, including cancer. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can fight inflammation, thus preventing many diseases.
As we already said, curcumin is a powerful cancer killer, and, as a strong antioxidant, it can also prevent cellular damage.
Relieves arthritic symptoms
According to a 2012 study, curcumin works the same, if not better than most non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It has been found that it performs better than Diclofenac in reducing symptoms such as swelling and pain.
Consuming turmeric on a daily basis can greatly improve your digestion.
Protects the liver
Turmeric promotes better gallbladder function and protects the liver from toxic damage.
Stops the aging process and promotes longevity
Curcumin can fight the free radicals in the body and prevent inflammation, reducing the risk of many diseases and stopping the aging process effectively.