Tumeric was once considered merely an addendum spice used with the occasional curry recipe.
Today, this trendy spice has garnered the attention of millions with promising scientific studies lauding health benefits from preventing Alzheimer’s disease to reducing inflammation, improving allergies and depression to even reduction in breast cancer.
Mosley set out to conduct a real-world experiment, using real-world people.
Nearly 100 volunteers were divided into three groups for the experiment. The first group consumed a teaspoon of turmeric mixed in with their food, every day for six weeks. The second group took a turmeric supplement, and the third was given a placebo.
After six weeks, scientists at University College London, analyzed the results through DNA tests.
“We found one gene which showed the biggest difference. And what’s interesting is that we know this particular gene is involved in three specific diseases: depression, asthma and eczema, and cancer,” Dr. Martin Widschwendter, of University College London, told Mosley. “This is a really striking finding.”
Studies continue to show turmeric has unique “anti-inflammatory benefits, decreased cancer risk, and support of detoxification, studies on turmeric intake now include its potential for improving cognitive function, blood sugar balance, and kidney function, as well as lessening the degree of severity associated with certain forms of arthritis and certain digestive disorders.”
1 Teaspoon a Day Shows Promising Results For:
• Alzheimer’s Disease
• Indigestion or Dyspepsia
• Ulcerative colitis
• Stomach Ulcers
• Heart Disease
• Bacterial and Viral Infections
• Neurodegenerative Conditions
How to Add it to a Daily Diet
• Turmeric Tea – 4 cups boiled water, 1 teaspoon turmeric. Allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain and add honey or lemon to taste.
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• Eggs – add a pinch to scrambled eggs, frittatas.
• Rice – Rice pilafs, add a pinch of turmeric to plain rice which brings a beautiful yellow color along with a mild flavor
• Salad – sprinkle on greens or mix into salad dressings and vinaigrettes
• Soup – chicken or vegetables soups are delicious with a sprinkling of turmeric
• Mustard — as in French’s 100% Natural Classic Yellow Mustard
• Indian foods and curries in particular are an excellent turmeric resource
Delicious Recipes with Turmeric