This yellow spice is extremely beneficial ingredient which has been used for centuries in the treatment of various ailments and diseases. It is a safe and natural medicine incorporating potent anti-diabetic effects, reduces cholesterol levels, and hinders inflammatory reactions.
Moreover, it was proven by a team of experts from Munich that turmeric hampers the formation of metastases in cancer patients.
Because of this include this spice in your daily smoothies since it can heal your wounds, metabolize fat, reduce cholesterol, reduce gas, fight off inflammation, aid digestion, purify the blood, tone the skin; and as well as can act as powerful expectorant and analgesic agent.
If your smoothie contains turmeric, then it will offer you powerful antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Thanks to the active ingredient in turmeric known as curcumin your body will gain all its medicinal features.
The Ph.D. James A. Duke, a renowned ethno botanist, in 2007 published one of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric benefits, in the October issue of Alternative & Complementary Therapies, which he summarized it in 2008, in the July issue of the American Botanical Council publication called HerbClip.
Since there are many conducted studies on turmeric, James A. Duke reviewed 700 studies and came to the following conclusion: turmeric is even more powerful than the pharmaceuticals in the treatments of several chronic and debilitating diseases. Moreover, it does not cause any adverse effects.
Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric has the ability to treat and prevent the following health conditions:
After he reviewed all the studies, he came to the findings that over 50 studies showed positive effects to the treatment of this disease. Thanks to the high content of natural agents that hamper the formation of beta-amyloid which is a substance accountable for the formation of plaques which in this case obstruct the cerebral function.
According to Duke curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, therefore it successfully treats the arthritic symptoms.
Moreover, it contains over two dozen (more than 24) anti-inflammatory compounds, including 6 different COX-2-inhibitors, for instance the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation which the inhibitors selectively block it.
Likewise, he discovered in the studies over 200 citations of turmeric benefits confirming the connection between the root and the cancer.
According to the notebook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, The active ingredient of turmeric, curcumin, and the root itself were highly effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of mammary cancer, colon cancer, murine hepatocarcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), prostate cancer, esophageal cancer and oral cancer.
For all the above mentioned reasons, include turmeric in your daily routine and gain all its benefits. It can be consumed as a fresh turmeric tea, or in curried dishes.
However, the following recipe for a turmeric smoothie is a great choice which will offer various benefits, and incredible taste.
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
It is a fact that this yellow root has a slightly bitter taste, but if you combine it with sweet-tasting fruits, you will have a tasty smoothie.
- Half a cup of frozen pineapple (or mango chunks)
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 cup of hemp (or coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of ginger
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of maca (optional)
Just put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend them nicely.
For optimal results, consume this smoothie in the morning on an empty stomach.
This amazing smoothie is a powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-cancerous, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal remedy. Not only that it will boost you with energy and antioxidants, it will also help you in keeping a good shape, lose extra pounds, and prevent numerous ailments.
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