Turmeric is my new thing. Why? Because this orange stuff is full of health benefits, number one being a major anti-inflammatory. It's been around for centuries and has been used in prevention and wellness heavily in Ayurveda.
Why do I personally use turmeric? Well, there's been a ton of research lately on the effects of inflammation on your health and the results aren't pretty. Literally. Inflammation will make you age on the inside and out. Wellness, health and natural beauty all go hand in hand so when your precious insides aren't working properly, it's going to show up in your face, skin, hair...you get the idea. So the number one reason I use it for good health because good health effects, well, everything else.
Why Use Turmeric
It supposedly prevents all sorts of cancers, help arthritis, reduces cholesterol, prevents Alzheimer's, helps our cardiovascular system and a load of other things. It has this magic substance called curcumin which gives turmeric is golden orange color and provides all of its health benefits.
Now, I've read that turmeric is completely non toxic and then I've also read that it has chelation effects when taken in high doses (depletes minerals and metals) so don't go overboard with it. It's great that it can remove heavy metals, but we also don't want it to remove essential minerals that we need. Many times we mistakenly think that because something is natural and comes from the earth that it can't be bad for us.
Just remember, for turmeric, use in moderation. Sprinkle it on your food or use it like I do in my antioxidant drink. Personally I use just a little bit every day in my food.
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