The Health Benefits of Turmeric

Curcumin, turmeric's active component, is the star

Curcumin, the major protective ingredient in turmeric, has been shown in several studies to reduce inflammation and has anti-inflammatory properties comparable to several anti-inflammatory medicines.

Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it good for skin and helping to prevent or repair apparent symptoms of ageing.

Foods and products with turmeric: what to know

It's also been added to a variety of foods and items, but before you go out and buy everything with turmeric in it, keep in mind that many of them just have a trace amount.

If a turmeric product doesn't include pepper, you can make your own by swirling black pepper into turmeric tea.

Don't consume too much turmeric

Finally, remember that there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I don't recommend using turmeric pills unless they've been recommended by a doctor and will be well monitored, especially if you're pregnant.

Reflux, low blood sugar, higher bleeding risk, decreased iron absorption, and exacerbated gallbladder problems have all been related to too much turmeric.

Finally, curcumin, a powerful component of turmeric, makes it a true superfood. To gain its research-backed advantages, be sure you're taking it correctly—and safely.

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