You’ve probably heard about turmeric’s health benefits. Now is the perfect time to start drinking a glass of warm turmeric water in the morning due to the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antioxidant properties of the spice.
The key to all the health benefits of turmeric is its active ingredient curcumin. The effectiveness of this compound has been explained in over 7 000 scientific studies!
10 REASONS TO DRINK WARM TURMERIC WATER EVERY MORNING
Able to Fight against inflammation
As a result of chronic inflammation, many diseases proliferate and it was discovered long ago that curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, fighting against inflammation better than some anti-inflammatory drugs.
Protects your brain
Researchers have been found that decreased levels of a type of growth hormone, Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), often lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s. They also discovered that curcumin has a very beneficial effect on the level of this hormone and effectively helps in certain brain diseases and age-related brain dysfunctions.
Antioxidants prevent cell damage and Curcumin is a very powerful antioxidant. A combination of turmeric and piperine can limit the growth of stem cells for breast cancer — the cells that conventional treatment have the hardest time eliminating.
If you eat turmeric on a daily basis, is highly valuable for the influence it exerts on the digestive system and the liver. It improves digestion and reduce gas and bloating. It is a cholagogue, stimulating bile production in the liver and encouraging excretion of bile via the gallbladder. This improves the body’s ability to digest fats.
Protect your heart
Curcumin is able to prevent blood clotting and also able to remove the buildup of plaque in arteries. In 2011 the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin published that team of researchers from the Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences in Japan discovered that within three weeks of supplementation with curcumin, it had significantly improved cardiac health in male rats.
Soothes symptoms of Arthritis
A 2012 study found that curcumin is as effective as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), and has a stronger effect than diclofenac in treatment of pain and swelling.
Delays aging and improves longevity
Curcumin effects both aging and longevity through the fight against free radicals and inflammation which is believed to play a major role in aging.
Helps reverse type 2 diabetes
A study conducted 2009 at Auburn University showed that turmeric helps in reversing diabetes. The study was published by Biochemistry and Biophysical Research Communications.
Protects your liver
It has been found that turmeric protects the liver against toxic damage and even it is able to regenerate damaged liver cells. Turmeric also improves overall function of the gallbladder.
Helps alkalize your body
Turmeric is a highly alkaline, and since cancer thrives in acidic environment, turmeric is counterproductive to the terrain required by cancer to grow.
HOW TO MAKE TURMERIC WATER
Mix one teaspoon of ground turmeric with a dash of black pepper in warm water and stir well. To prevent the turmeric from settling to the bottom of the cup, continue stirring the water as you drink. In order to get all the benefits from the turmeric water, drink it while the water is still warm.