Dr. Axe – Doctor of Functional Medicine
Today I want to share with you the incredible benefits of turmeric. Listen to this. This will blow your mind. There are over 6,000 clinical studies proving turmeric to be maybe the number one healing herb available today. This herb, that most of you can find probably in your own kitchen cabinet, has been used for over 5,000 years. It’s referenced throughout history. It’s used throughout Asia today, especially India and China. It’s been found to be probably more beneficial than at least 20 different medications out there today. The reason why turmeric is so beneficial is it contains an active compound called curcumin.
Curcumin or curcumenoids, which there are many different types, are highly anti-inflammatory. If you want to harness the benefits of turmeric, I’m going to go through some of the benefits. Number one, turmeric, again being anti-inflammatory, can help relieve pain. If you struggle with chronic joint pain, muscle pain, whether it be something like fibromyalgia or arthritis, turmeric can help because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
Number two, turmeric can also help with blood sugar.
If you have issues like diabetes or low energy levels, we know turmeric, because of its antioxidants, can help balance out those blood sugar levels. Number three, turmeric has antimicrobial properties. In fact, many women today actually use turmeric as a face mask. You can simply mix a little bit of turmeric with raw honey, rub it on your face, and then wash it off about five minutes later. You can make a turmeric face mask mixing it with raw money. Also, you can actually use some essential oils like frankincense would be great as well. Put it on your face. Wash it off. It has incredible benefits of killing off different types of bacteria like acne. Also, turmeric has been shown to be very powerful when it comes to detoxification.
It does support liver detoxification and boosting two antioxidants in your body called glutathione and SOD, that’s superoxide dismutase.
These are very important antioxidants for cellular function. Also, turmeric has been shown to be effective at cleaning out your arteries. If you have high cholesterol issues or high blood pressure, we know turmeric is helpful for that. If you have plaque in your arteries, turmeric and curcumin have been shown to be effective. Those are just really a few of the benefits of turmeric. There are numerous other benefits. If you go throughout the medical literature, you’ll see it’s been shown to be beneficial for just about everything because it’s highly anti-inflammatory, it supports detoxification, it’s so high in antioxidants, and it has antimicrobial properties.
The benefits of turmeric are numerous.
I want to mention a few ways to get more turmeric in your diet. The number one thing I do is I drink a turmeric tea every day. I take a tablespoon of turmeric with a little bit of coconut milk and then make an herbal tea with it. That’s one way I get it. You can check out the recipe on my website. Just look up Dr. Axe turmeric tea. You can find my exact turmeric tea recipe for that.
Another thing you can do with it is add it to let’s say chicken breading. I tend to bread my chicken. If I fry up some coconut chicken tenders, I’ll use a little bit of coconut flakes and gluten free flour. I also add turmeric to that as well. Also, I’ll sprinkle turmeric in my burger meat and eat it that way.
I then call it a power burger because of all the health benefits. I’ll sprinkle it on my salad as well. Also, you can take turmeric in a capsule form. Take about two capsules a day or 500 to 1000 milligrams a day is another great way to get some turmeric in your diet. There are a lot of ways whether you take it in supplement form, in a tea form, or add it to any different type of food. One more, I love adding it to my hummus. In fact, I make a curry hummus. Turmeric is the active ingredient or the number one ingredient that you’re going to find in curry powder today which is so popular in India.
There are a lot of different ways to add turmeric to your diet. I recommend you try that. Again, remember the face mask is another great way to get it in there too.
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