Try our Turmeric Latte or as some know it as “The Golden Latte” or “Turmeric Milk” and read more for why you should be adding Turmeric into your diet…
It’s great for the skin
Not only does it have great health benefits, turmeric is also great for your skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties mean it can help to reduce redness and skin irritation, whilst its anti-bacterial qualities make it great for blemishes and acne. It’s also a great exfoliant, meaning it can help to improve the overall texture of the skin. If that wasn’t enough, it can also help to protect against wrinkles, and prevent moisture loss.
It’s good for the brain
Turmeric produces a compound known as curcumin, which has a number of medicinal properties. One of these is that it can help to protect against the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, increasing overall memory function. As well as this, turmeric can also help to keep your brain healthy, promoting repair to stem cells in the brain. It really is brain food!
It helps relieve muscle pain
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can help to relieve joint pain and arthritis. It also helps to reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness – great news for gym-bunnies!
It delays diabetes
Studies have found that turmeric can help to delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels and reversing insulin resistance.
It fights infection
Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic qualities, turmeric can help to prevent stomach ulcers, and reduce infection in the gut. It can also help to relieve stomach pain, making it great for people with irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease.
It can help to relieve depression
Researchers from the Government Medical College in India found that curcumin can help to manage depression. Unlike other anti-depressive drugs, which were found to have a similar effect, curcumin also doesn’t carry with it any of the dangerous side effects.
It fights against cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, turmeric interferes with ‘several important molecular pathways involved in cancer development, growth and spread,’ meaning it can help to fight against cancer. During studies, it was found to kill cancer cells, inhibit cancer cell growth, and boost antioxidant levels and the immune system.
It reduces cholesterol
Turmeric has been found to reduce levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body, whilst increasing the levels of ‘good’ cholesterol. Having lower cholesterol means you are less at risk of developing serious health conditions, from heart attacks to strokes.
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