Spicing Up Your Life

Did you know that turmeric is rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients? It is known as a booster food because of the nutrients it provides to our diet. Who wouldn't want to consume something that has so many great benefits and qualities? If you don't know what turmeric is, it's a bright yellow spice that is used for flavoring and coloring foods. In other cultures, this spice has been used to treat conditions such as allergies & asthma, infections, digestive disorders, cold and flu symptoms, wounds, liver disease, and abdominal pain. Also, if you are low in potassium or iron, turmeric is a great way to get these minerals.

Now the most important component of turmeric is curcumin. It is said to have so many health benefits such as helping with inflammation and diseases. There have also been studies that it has helped individuals who have alzheimer's disease, cancer, crohn's disease, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, or diabetes. Curcumin helps the body fight against those invaders as well as helping to repair any damage in the body. 

Now that you know a little bit about turmeric and curcumin don't you agree that this should be apart of your diet? Start adding this spice to your recipes or you could even take supplements. It's easy to add to your diet and with a yummy taste it is also very enjoyable! Make turmeric apart of your life!  

Source: https://www.baumancollege.org

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