Turmeric is a great spice that contains a wide array of medicinal and health benefits, and because of that fact, people have been using this spice for millennia.
It can fight some types of cancer, fight inflammation and bacteria and boost your memory. According to a recently conducted study, turmeric can be even more effective than physical exercises when it comes to improving the health of your heart.
Another study has revealed that the consumption of turmeric can give almost the same effects as aerobic exercises, in terms of improving the health of the cardiovascular system. According to the researchers, just a small pinch of turmeric can have the same effects on your cardiovascular health as one hour of jogging or brisk walking would have.
Turmeric contains an active ingredient called curcumin, and this active ingredient is the reason why turmeric is so healthy and contains all those medicinal properties. It is a compound that gives the spice its yellow color, boosts and encourages vascular function. This especially applies to women that are in menopause, because that is the period where they usually develop heart issues.
How to use the medicinal properties of turmeric:
- According to the studies, the overall function and the health of the heart can be improved by taking 150 mg. of turmeric extract for eight weeks.
- Take one teaspoon of this spice every day, and you can also use turmeric extract capsules.
- Add just a small pinch of turmeric to your teas, meals, smoothies or drink turmeric juice.
Please be advised that the turmeric powder that is sold in the stores is extremely low on curcumin because it contains just 2 percent of it. Also, keep in mind that despite the amazing results that turmeric offers, you should not replace physical activities and regular exercise with the intake of turmeric and use of turmeric supplements.