5 Reasons to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Turmeric is loaded with various health benefits. It should be an essential part of your diet. Here are some reasons to add turmeric to your diet.

Varsha Vats
Written by: Varsha VatsUpdated at: Mar 22, 2019 14:24 IST
5 Reasons to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

Turmeric is an essential part of an Indian kitchen. Maximum Indian recipes are incomplete without turmeric. It is also known as the golden spice. Turmeric is also used for medicinal purposes since ages. Earlier turmeric milk was the most common remedy for most of the ailments. Turmeric contains some essential nutrients and components which makes it extremely healthy. The most important component is curcumin which is quite active in turmeric. You can consume turmeric regularly in moderation to enjoy its health benefits. You can treat various health issues with turmeric and can also reduce the risk of various diseases. Here are some impressive health benefits of turmeric which will give you more reasons to add it to your diet.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

Turmeric can help you reduce inflammation. The presence of curcumin in turmeric makes it a good remedy to fight inflammation. It is extremely good for arthritis patients. It can help arthritis patients treat inflammation naturally. Raw turmeric is more effective for treating inflammation. Arthritis patients can prepare turmeric tea with raw turmeric for maximum health benefits.

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Reduces Cancer Risk

There are several risk factors which can contribute to cancer. Various studies indicate that curcumin can reduce the growth of cancerous cells. According to the studies, turmeric consumption can help you reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer and many others.

Improves Digestion

Turmeric can also help you fight stomach related problems. Turmeric has a very strong smell and taste which contributes to better digestion. It is also loaded with antioxidants. Adding turmeric to your food items can help you improve digestion. It will also enhance the taste of the food. Its anti inflammatory properties will also reduce gut inflammation. It also stimulates bile production and reduces bloating and gas.

Relieves Pain

Turmeric can also help you reduce body pain. It can also treat arthritis pain. You can consume turmeric as a natural pain reliever. Turmeric milk can especially help you treat pain. Arthritis patients can consume turmeric capsules after consulting their doctor or can simply consume turmeric tea.

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Improves Brain Function

Curcumin can also stimulate brain function and improve memory. According to studies, turmeric can help you boost brain power. It can also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and depression. It will also stimulate logical thinking. 

If you have turmeric intolerance or any kind of allergy due to turmeric consumption then you should avoid consumption of turmeric. If you face any kind of sudden difficulty after consuming turmeric then you must consult your doctor immediately.

Ways to consume turmeric:

You can add turmeric to different food items as much as possible. You can consume turmeric milk. Turmeric tea is also a very effective and easy to prepare. Try to consume fresh turmeric roots or you can also make your own turmeric powder using raw turmeric roots. It will be a more natural and a healthy option.

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