How well do you know turmeric? If you’re anything like me, you know it’s a spice routinely used in Indian food, it’s yellow and that’s about it. But recently, turmeric has become quite the big deal in the United States. So what’s with all the commotion? Well, it turns out that turmeric is full of hidden health benefits that people are now just realizing have tons of potential.
Turmeric is a spice that is made with curcumin, and it is the curcumin that provides a lot of the benefits. With just a teaspoon of turmeric a day, your body will be better able to prevent pain, aging, inflammation, toxins and even cancer. Exhaustive studies have been done on the subject, and many health professionals say turmeric is also very good for your brain because it "can cross the blood-brain barrier and bind with plaque, which can delay or reverse certain brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia."
There is, however, one downside to be aware of. In some people, the spice can be very tough to digest. The good news is that there is a simple solution. If you add just a bit of black pepper to your turmeric, then it becomes much easier for your body to absorb. So if you are looking to add a bit of spice to your healthy lifestyle, you should consider trying turmeric.