We’re all trying to live the healthiest life we can and look after the bodies we were born with. But in this modern world, it can seem as though that’s harder than ever. Everywhere we look we find pre-packaged convenience foods, fast food outlets and vending machines packed with highly processed sugary, fatty and salty fare. Our fast-paced lifestyle has us spending more time in the car and less time on the pavement. And when it comes to nourishing our bodies and improving our health in this fast-paced modern world. We can lose sight of the gifts that mother nature has left for us all over the world that have helped previous generations to stay healthy and happy for centuries.
Take the humble turmeric root, for instance. Similar in size, appearance and taste to ginger, this tasty little tuber has a wealth of properties that can help to improve your health naturally. Take a look at some of the properties of this miraculously medicinal plant…
What is Turmeric?
We mostly associate turmeric as a spice we use in Asian food. This fine yellow powder derives from the ground root of the flowering plant Curcuma longa, which is part of the ginger family.
This wondrous spice has may uses and today you will find its inclusion in a variety of items and products including:
- Essential oils
- CBD oil products
- Masks and skincare products
- Soaps and scrubs
- Tea’s and Lattes
- Vitamins and Supplements
- Weight loss and fat burners
In the modern world, inflammation is at the heart of many of our health problems. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to anything that it sees as a threat from a physical injury to a bacterial infection. It’s a natural part of the healing process that quarantines the area with swelling and rushes blood to the area so that antibodies can attack.
However, in an age where we are chronically stressed and munching on heavily processed foods to get from one day to the next, our bodies can get confused and use this inflammation response indiscriminately. Turmeric can help to calm chronic inflammation and prevent the illnesses that come with it.
Helps Regulate Blood Pressure
Many of us with stressful jobs and lifestyles can experience issues with hypertension (high blood pressure). But a daily dose of turmeric can help you here, too. Studies show that turmeric can help improve endothelial function, strengthening the membrane covering the inside of the blood vessels as well as the heart itself.
This membrane is essential in helping to maintain a healthy blood pressure and even helps to prevent heart disease.
It can Help Prevent Diabetes
Studies state pretty conclusively that eating more plants and less of everything else is one of the best ways of preventing diabetes as well as helping to mitigate the effects of existing diabetic conditions. And turmeric is one of the most powerful plants on the market when it comes to keeping diabetes at bay. Animal studies show that rats with type 1 and 2 diabetes benefitted from significantly reduced blood sugar when given a turmeric supplement.
As you can see, turmeric has been linked to a number of incredible health benefits. And it tastes amazing in your morning latte. So treat yourself to a daily dose!