The turmeric is a spice that is part of the Indian curry and whose virtues are exceptional. Powerful antioxidant, it protects against inflammatory diseases and cancers. How to consume turmeric and how much?
Turmeric, a spice used for thousands of years …
The turmeric is a spice traditionally used in the preparation of curry. In Asia the powdered root of turmeric is added to food so that it preserves it and maintains its freshness. Thus, before the era of synthetic preservatives, the turmeric played a vital role as a food additive.
The turmeric is also used in Ayurvedic medicine (the traditional medicine of India), as well as in traditional medicines in China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. The turmeric is considered as a protector of the digestive system and a remedy against various inflammatory disorders.Finally, the turmeric is especially popular in the Okinawa region. Famous for their longevity, Okinawans believe that turmeric is a food contributing to their exceptional health.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory and cancer preventing natural remedy
The Turmeric is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory remedy identified to date. It proves effective against inflammatory digestive and prevents inflammation of the joints. But it also plays a role in cancer prevention: at same age, the Indians have 8 times fewer cancers of the lungs than Westerners, 9 times less colon cancer, 5 times less breast cancer and up to 10 times fewer cancers of the kidney.
The Indians are certainly no less exposed than the Westerners to environmental carcinogens. The difference is attributable to their high consumption of turmeric,
which is on average from 1.5 to 2 g of turmeric per day (equivalent to a quarter to a half-teaspoon). These health effects are due to Curcumin, a very powerful antioxidant. Note that in the laboratory, this molecule inhibits the growth of a large number of cancers: colon, liver, stomach, ovarian, breast, leukemia …
Consuming turmeric and the ideal dosage?
The turmeric alone is very poorly absorbed by the body because it does not cross the intestinal barrier. In fact, it is necessary to add black pepper to turmeric, which will multiply the absorption of turmeric by 1000 or 2000 times! The other important point to know about turmeric is that it must be dissolved in oil (olive oil is preferred). Thus, in practice, it is recommended to add the turmeric in sauces, salad dressings and other dishes (soups, vegetables, rice, pasta …). In practice, add half a teaspoon of turmeric in your dishes every day, and don’t forget to include the pepper (black pepper).
The different curry mixes can contain only 1/5 or less of turmeric. It is therefore best to use turmeric powder instead of curry.