5 amazing benefits of turmeric

Turmeric has long been heralded for its health benefits. Curcumin, the principal compound found in turmeric, gives it its healing qualities. There are dozens of other compounds in turmeric that have yet to be identified and studied, but in the meantime, here are five of turmeric’s many extraordinary benefits:

  1. Ends inflammation: Curcumin is as effective at fighting inflammation as prescription drugs, but without the toxic side effects. It may also provide healing effects to those who suffer from inflammatory diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  2. Antioxidants: Turmeric is filled with powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals that neutralize free radicals.
  3. Cancer prevention: Curcumin is believed to kill cancer cells and prevent them from spreading to other parts of the body.
  4. Healthy heart: Turmeric’s antioxidant power, in conjunction with its high levelsof B vitamins, helps protect your entire cardiovascular system. It also helps clear bad LDL cholesterol from your bloodstream.
  5. Prevents Alzheimer’s: Turmeric’s magic property, curcumin, also fights degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. It protects the brain and nerve cells from destructive proteins and oxidation.



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