Turmeric May Well Become one of your Favourite Spices

I don’t know about you but I am always looking at easy, effective ways to support my health within my everyday living and eating. Each day we need to eat so if we can include foods that are going to help us to remain healthy and vital this will save us from having to take supplements making our life easier and of course less expensive. So let’s have a look at the major benefits of Turmeric

1. Antioxidant Properties

Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds called curcuminoids, curcumerin being the active ingredient, having Powerful Medicinal Properties as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Science has commenced to back up this knowledge that has been known for a long time in India.

However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high… it’s around 3%, by weight . Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice just by including it in your daily cooking.

Therefore, if you want to experience the full medicinal effects, it would be necessary to take an extract that contains at least 900 mg of curcumin. Therefore if you have significant signs of arthritic and other pain related problems you would need to see a Qualified Naturopathic Health Professional such as myself to receive a correct medicinal dosage. I have found that over my years of practicing that the liquid form is the most effective.

Here is some indication of the quantity of curcumin in a tablespoon of Turmeric, a tablespoon of turmeric, which weighs 6.8 grams, contains about 0.136 gram curcumin, or 136 milligrams: so if you were to add 1 – 2 tablespoons of this to say your morning smoothie as well as including a diet with a majority of raw vegetables this will definitely have significant health benefits and aid in the prevention of the disease states that will be mentioned below.

As curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It its beneficial to add black pepper with it, which contains piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% .

Bottom Line: Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Due to Curcumins powerful antioxidant effects it neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.

Empowering You to Optimal Health Julie Doherty N.D

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is a Fully Accredited Naturopathic & Massage Practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Ltd.
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