Turmeric is an amazing root frequently used in the South Asian cuisine, but nowadays has become as well as popular in western cultures due to the content of healthy boosting ingredients. Thanks to the daily consumption of this spice you will improve the health of the brain and liver.
Brain Health and Turmeric
According to many recent studies turmeric stimulates and improves the brain function. Turmeric has in its content the powerful ingredient known as curcumin which hinders the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques being one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s by amazing 40%.
Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory features which are of great assistance in the case of Alzheimer’s since they have the ability to lower damage due to inflammation and oxidizing agents. According to other studies this spice helps in the treatment of depression.
Turmeric as Cancer prevention and Liver Health
Turmeric has been used for centuries as a treatment of liver issues, but only recently, as a matter of fact in the past twenty years have been done thorough researches for this matter. It was discovered that turmeric is of great help because of its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It has the ability to lower liver damage as a result of cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), ethanol, iron overdose, liver diseases like cholestasis and high toxicity levels.
Thanks to the potent active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, the threat of liver cancer is reduced since it can lower the effects of human carcinogens (such as thioacetamide) on the liver.
We advise you daily consumption of turmeric, and because of that we are introducing few recipes of turmeric.
- quarter teaspoon of turmeric
- 1-2 cups of water
In a boiling water include the turmeric, and then continue boiling for additional 10 minutes. After that, let it cool off for a couple of minutes and then drink it.
Turmeric and Oil/Fat
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 pinch black pepper
Use a saucepan, place all the above mentioned ingredients and heat it till the mixture boils. After that, remove it from heat and drink it warm. This mixture can be added to curries, soups, or other recipes.