There are many who know the health benefits of turmeric, but have not started with their morning cup of warm turmeric water. Then there are many others who don’t know its benefits. To start with, we will give you 3 things you are missing by not drinking that cup. Turmeric is a super spice with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties.
You must have never heard it, but there is a chemical compound called ‘curcumin’ found in turmeric and that is the reason behind all its healing benefits. Do you know how many peer-reviewed scientific articles www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25159739 are out there that demonstrate and prove curcumin’s effectiveness? There are over 7,000 of them!
Let’s explore all these benefits of turmeric help your body in 10 ways.
Your Morning Cup of Warm Turmeric Water
1. Natural Anti-Inflammation Drink
Do you know that chronic inflammation contributes to a large number of commonly occurring Western diseases? This is where the anti-inflammatory benefits of curcumin come into play. In fact, it can be better than some anti-inflammatory drugs too.
2. Brain Protective Benefits
Many times Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) can be connected to cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia. BDNF is a kind of growth hormone. So this is a place where warm turmeric water can come of help. According to research, curcumin has been found to create a positive effect in your BDNF levels. In fact, researchers have also found that it may be beneficial in reversing some types of age-related decline of brain functions and even some brain diseases.
3. Fighting Cancer
As already mentioned, curcumin is a highly potent antioxidant. But what are antioxidants?
These substances are highly effective in protecting the body against unstable molecules. These unstable molecules are capable of causing damage to your cells. But that is not all. Turmeric has so much more to offer!
4. Better Digestion
According to research, consuming turmeric everyday is beneficial in the release of bile. This is considered to help boost your digestion.
5. Healthier Heart
The curcumin in turmeric has so many health benefits that it can seem to be a miraculous herb!
It has also been found to be beneficial in preventing blood clotting. Curcumin also helps in removing the buildup of plaque from within your arteries.
Japanese researchers at the Niigata University of Pharmacy & Applied Life Sciences conducted a study (published – Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin 2011). They gave curcumin supplementation for 3 weeks to male rats (that were given injection for inducing autoimmune disease of the heart) and found that their cardiac health showed dramatic improvement.
6. Ease Your Arthritis Symptoms
A group of researchers conducted a study with a curcumin product on RA patients in 2012. They found that it was more effective in the case of swelling and pain in the joint compared to diclofenac which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or (NSAID).
7. Delayed Aging
Curcumin is among the most powerful therapeutic agents. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory benefits, it fights inflammation and free radicals – the two factors that have a big role in aging.
8. Reversing Type II Diabetes
Researchers at the Auburn University found that turmeric supplementation in type II diabetes patients helped in reversing the condition (published – Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications 2009).
9. Liver Protective Benefits
Your liver is one organ you don’t want to have any problems with. Turmeric is among the best foods to help you maintain your liver’s health. Studies have found that it has liver protective benefits in fighting toxic damage. In fact, turmeric is also capable of regenerating liver cells which have been damaged.
This warm turmeric water can give you other related benefits too:
– Improving your natural bile production
– Shrinking engorged hepatic ducts
– Improving gallbladder functioning
Gall bladder also has a crucial rule in purifying your body.
10. Create an Alkaline Environment
There are many benefits of having an alkaline environment in your body, and turmeric is called as a High Alkaline Herb. Acidic environment allows cancer to thrive. But if your body has alkaline environment, cancer will not be able to survive.
Now that you know why turmeric water is so beneficial, you should know how to prepare it!
Preparing Your Magical Turmeric Water
– Heat water until it becomes warm
– Add and stir turmeric
– Because turmeric settles down, make sure to keep stirring even as you drink (This will help you enjoy all its benefits)
It should be taken warm.
Source: Living Traditionally