Turmeric is becoming more and more popular, and there is a good reason behind. We have heard that turmeric has various health-boosting properties, but only a few knew that its regular consumption can improve the health of the liver and brain.
Turmeric for Liver health And Cancer Prevention
For centuries, this spice has been used to treat liver diseases. However, 20 years ago, experts have started examining its effects in the case of liver protection.
It was found out that turmeric is significantly beneficial due to its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has the ability to reduce liver damage due to cirrhosis, ethanol, iron overdose, high toxicity levels, and liver diseases (cholestasis).
Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric can effectively reduce the effect of human carcinogens (such as thioacetamide) on the liver, thus lowering the risk of liver cancer and
Turmeric For Brain Health
It is scientifically shown that turmeric can improve the function of the brain. In fact, researchers have found out that curcumin inhibits the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques, which are one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s.
Moreover, due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is very beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s.
It can reduce the damage due to inflammation and oxidizing agents. Other studies suggest that this super-healthy spice is also useful in the case of depression.
Check out these recipes:
Turmeric and Oil/Fat- recipe
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 pinch black pepper
Heat the ingredients in a saucepan until the mixture boils. Remove it from heat and consume it warm. You can add the mixture to your curries, soups, or other recipes.
Turmeric Water- recipe
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1-2 cups of water
Boil the water. Add the turmeric and cook for 10 more minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes then you can drink it!