Turmeric is a nutritional powerhouse.
It is a flavorful yellow-orange spice that has been used in India for thousands of years. Recently, there have been several scientific studies confirming what traditional medicine has known for ages, that turmeric does contain compounds with incredible medicinal properties.
Curcumin has been found to possess anticancer activities because of its effect on a variety of biological pathways involved in mutagenesis, oncogene expression, cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, tumorigenesis, and metastasis (3, 4).
Inflammation and oxidation play a major role in heart disease. Curcumin is effective in healing inflammation and reducing oxidative stress, which can lower the risk of heart disease (5).
Chronic inflammation of nerve cells is an important factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Curcumin has a potent anti-inflammatory effect. It decreases the main chemical for inflammation (cyclooxygenase) and the transcription of inflammatory cytokines.
Learn more about the role of inflammation in chronic and degenerative diseases here.
Longevity and quality of life
By helping prevent serious and chronic diseases, turmeric can improve the quality of life and increase longevity.
Start incorporating more turmeric in your diet. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000% (8).
Add turmeric and black pepper to your breakfast smoothie. Enjoy an easy-to-make Golden latté regularly. Golden bars are a great way to get a dose of turmeric and other Essential Foods before or after workouts, or between meals.