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The Truth About Turmeric

The Truth About Turmeric

Turmeric has become an ever-increasing trend amongst the health community – turmeric latte anyone? But do we actually know why we’re incorporating this root into our daily health regime? Keep reading to find out what makes turmeric so phenomenal and why you need to have it in your diet! 

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory root that has been argued as the ‘most powerful on the planet‘. Available in fresh, paste or powder form, turmeric comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant which grows in India and other South East Asia countries. You may have come across turmeric in Asian and Indian dishes – it’s the reason why your curry turns yellow. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which holds many incredible health benefits. 

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Used for centuries in traditional medicine, turmeric has been scientifically proven to have many incredible health benefits such as: 

Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that will help your body fight off any viruses while also helping to repair damages. Which means it’s the perfect antidote to help you fight off the winter flu this season! 

Instead of trying every skin care product under the sun for that ‘dewy glow‘, try incorporating more turmeric into your diet. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have been proven to help many skin conditions. If you’re looking to improve your natural glow, heal skin wounds, decrease acne, improve acne scarring or even control psoriasis, then it’s time to start incorporating turmeric into your diet. 

With heart disease being one of the main causes of death around the world, it’s no surprise why a healthy heart is at the top of our health lists. Researchers have discovered that curcumin (the main active ingredient in turmeric) may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process. Specifically, it can help improve the function of the endothelium (the lining of your blood vessels) which can be a major driver of heart disease. 

We all know how painful arthritis can be for someone experiencing it. So if we could help relieve the pain (even just a little) it would be worth it. Arthritis is a common disorder characterised by joint inflammation.  As turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, researchers believe that it can help ease these symptoms if taken regularly. Who else has someone in mind who might need some turmeric in their life?

If you don’t know what antioxidants are or why they’re important for you, keep reading! Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which means your likely to live a longer life, free from disease. Turmeric will help block free radicals from your system while also stimulating your own body’s antioxidant defences. 

Wondering how you can get your hands on this secret super power? You can find fresh, powder or paste turmeric in store, just ask our friendly staff. Why not start your health journey now and add some grated turmeric on top of our yummy organic veggie or chicken bone broth next time you grab one in store!

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