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Five health benefits of turmeric

Five health benefit of turmeric

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time. Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin which has a lot of medicinal benefits which are:

1. It is a natural anti-inflammatory compound: It helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.

2. Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body: Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effect. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body owns enzymes.

3. It lowers the risk of heart disease: It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.

4. Turmeric can help prevent cancer: Turmeric leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.

5. Turmeric may help delay aging and fight age related chronic diseases.

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