Turmeric and Curcumin
Do you consume turmeric? Spring is here on the north coast of NSW. The birds are tweeting, the sun is burning, and new foods have arrived, rich in turmeric. Fashion? No way – we’re talking serious health and flavour. Heads up to northern hemisphere dwellers and travellers – our staff’s latest pick for winter (and any time really) is “Turmeric Latte Mix”.
We’ve been seeing and enjoying those ‘golden mylks’ in cafes and restaurants. Finally we can take the mix home and DIY. Awesome!
Never heard of turmeric before? Bottom line: it’s super healthy for you because of its yellow powerhouse ingredient: curcumin. The health benefits of curcumin are numerous, powerful, and well-documented by many medical researchers.
Here are just a few of curcumin’s health benefits:
Anti-inflammatory hence good for arthritis and pain
Cell health booster, because it supports cell membranes
Anti-oxidant, which slows ageing
Helps correct protein defects in Cystic Fibrosis therefore could alleviate severity
Reduces insulin resistance and helps regulate blood sugar, thus helps diabetics
Helps reduce body fat and lowers blood pressure, therefore lowers heart disease risk
Detoxifier of liver, therefore of the whole body
Enhances the effectiveness of various types of chemo in pancreatic, bowel and breast cancer, and leukamia
Slows growth and spreading of various types of cancer cells
Protects nervous system from damage in cases of brain injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s & stroke
Protects nervous system from poisonous lead and cadmium
Improves thought and memory
Curcumin in Life Extension Magazine