Turmeric is a common herb, found in the ginger family. It is best known for adding flavor and color to curry and other traditional Indian dishes. The active compound in turmerc is curcumin, which has been shown to have several health benefits and medicinal qualities. An easy (and delicious) way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet is to drink Golden Milk. You can purchase Golden Milk at many health stores, but you can also make your own. Mix 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, and a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom into one cup of hot almond, rice, soy, or hemp milk. You can add in 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil to ensure maximum absorption. While you’re making your first glass of Golden Milk, check out all of the health benefits of this spice!
Helps Prevent Cancer
Daily doses of turmeric have been shown to help prevent multiple types of cancer, from prostate cancer to T-cell leukemia, and even colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas. There have been several studies that show turmeric can reduce tumor growth, and even kill caner cells!
As a natural anti-inflammatory compound, turmeric can help relieve some of the painful symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis as well as osteoarthritis. In fact, there have been several studies that show the potency of turmeric is favorable to many anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs.
Including turmeric in your daily diet could help moderate insulin levels in diabetics. It can also improve glucose control and be an aid to additional diabetes medications. The most effective form for this benefit is turmeric capsules, though you should consult your doctor before starting a new regiment.