Turmeric is one of the most famous spices in the world, so what are the most prominent benefits and positive effects on human health?
We present here the 6 benefits of turmeric, according to a report from Deutsche Welle quoted from multiple sources, and we confirm here that turmeric is not a cure for any disease, and that these tips are for general guidance only, and you should for more information check with your doctor:
1- Weight loss
Of course, spices alone don’t lead to you losing extra pounds, but when you make turmeric a component of a healthy diet, it helps your body stimulate fat burning.
2- Relief of joint inflammation
Turmeric may help reduce pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints, and to see if it can help your specific condition consult your doctor.
3- Improving mood
According to studies, turmeric can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, because they are often accompanied by inflammation. To see if it can help you, consult your doctor and do not stop or change any treatment without first consulting him.
4- Reducing blood sugar
A study published in the journal Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism indicates that consuming turmeric can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
5- Fight Alzheimer’s disease
Scientists are studying the real reasons why citizens of India, whose dishes are rich in turmeric, are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. And that compared to the population of Europe and the United States of America. Although the results of research on the subject have not yet appeared, there is agreement among scientists that daily consumption of turmeric can be beneficial for memory and cognitive functions.
6- Reducing cholesterol
Initial studies on the topic highlighted that turmeric can lower blood lipids, as tests were conducted on people with it who were subjected to a diet containing turmeric regularly, and their cholesterol level decreased.
On the other hand – according to other data – consuming turmeric in some cases may lead to negative repercussions on human health, such as:
1- Turmeric might reduce iron absorption
If a person suffers from iron deficiency, turmeric limits their absorption, so it is advised not to eat it in excessive amounts.
2- Blood thinning
Turmeric has a similar effect to a blood thinner, which increases the risk of bleeding.
3- It lowers blood sugar more than necessary
Some research conducted on animals indicates that turmeric may help treat and prevent diabetes, but too much of it or taking it with medical drugs for lowering blood sugar may lead to a significant decrease in sugar, so it is best to consult a doctor.
In summary, turmeric has potential benefits, and therefore it is generally recommended to add it to food. If you are sick or suffer from any health problem, do not take turmeric except after consulting a doctor, and do not also increase turmeric or use it as a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
Source : Al Jazeera + Deutsche Welle + websites