Turmeric is not only a delicious spice used to kick up the flavor in some your favorite dishes, but it is proven to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. Check out the slideshow to learn more about the health benefits of this incredible superfood.
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The main constituent talked about when it comes to turmeric is curcumin. It is what is called a polyphenol and in this case it is the main constituent shown to target cancer stem cells. Cancer “stem cells” are thought to be at the heart of tumor formations and what makes cells turn malignant in the body. Curcumin has long been studied for its anti-tumor and anti-cancer effects.
This powerful root can also help to combat chronic inflammation as it has strong anti-inflammatory qualities. It blocks multiple different aspects of the inflammatory pathways in order to have effect and without all the harsh side effects of the pharmaceutical options.
Improve the Health of Your Heart:
One of the main reasons it is thought to be beneficial for your heart is by its effect on the endothelium. This is the part of the blood vessels that makes up the lining and is often affected in cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis. By helping this lining and by reducing inflammation it improved the health of your heart.
Curcumin helps to neutralize harmful free radicals within the body and boost the activity of the body’s own antioxidant properties and enzymes making it a powerful antioxidant.
Another compound in turmeric known as ar-tumerone has been shown to promote stem cell repair in the brain in animal studies. This may be useful when considering diseases like Alzheimer’s and stroke.
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