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Super Spice Turmeric | Healthy Eating Long Living

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With this article, we are starting a new series called "Healthy Eating Long Living"". As part of this, we will share comprehensive information on the foods which are healthy, the best advice on how to eat the food, what nutrients we get from it and what are the benefits it has for us.
Let's kick it off this health series with one of the most basic but important foods of Indian Cuisine - Turmeric!

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Benefits of Turmeric

What is it?

Turmeric powder is the powdered root of the Curcuma long plant. It is a yellow-colored spice widely used in everyday Asian cuisine also known as Haldi. The main ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin, which gives the yellow color to this spice. When it comes to nutrients Turmeric has a good amount of Manganese, Iron, Vitamin B6, Potassium, and lot more.
The best thing about Turmeric is that to get the benefits you do not need to consume it in high quantity. Just a teaspoon in your daily food is good enough to keep you healthy for long.

Benefits -

With so many good ingredients Turmeric is one of the super spice of the world. The main compound in Turmeric is Curcumin which many researchers have believed to give Turmeric the below benefits -
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Anti-Tumor
  • Anti-Arthritic 
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Cancer
According to the cancer research institute of the UK, research has shown that countries taking more amount of Turmeric has less cancer compared to the ones which are eating less. 
  • Anti Diabetic - One of the research done for 9 months showed that people taking Turmeric didn't develop Type 2 Diabetes but the other people got it at the end of the trial.
  • Improves Immunity - Turmeric is believed to be healthy for guts and the immune system of the body. It can help you to recover from the flu and cold faster if it is taken regularly and also develops immunity to avoid getting the flu and cold. During the COVID crises going on in the world, we have shared two of the recipes especially with using Turmeric. Check out here.
  • Great For Wounds and Minor Cuts - Turmeric is anti-septic and natural disinfectant. If you get a minor cut or wound, you can apply Turmeric in that area. You will be amazed to see the benefits and how fast your wound gets recovered.
  • Helps Ease Depression - Depression is one of the biggest enemies of the human population. Almost 10% of Americans are suffering from this problem. Turmeric has found to increase the levels of BDNF ( Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor ) which can reverse the effects of depression.
  • Lower Cholesterol and Lower Blood Pressure - Turmeric's nutrients also help to control your blood pressure and lower the bad cholesterol levels of the blood.
  • Beautiful Skin - Turmeric not only gives benefits when you take inside of your body but it is also very beneficial as we apply it on our skin and face. With its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, a turmeric mask will give you beautiful glowy skin free from acne and redness.
The list for benefits of such a super spice is long and the above are just some of these. I hope you will like this article and our new series Healthy Eating Long Living. For any feedback and comments please write to us - khushi.world9@gmail.com.

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