Turmeric is a very popular spice in South Asian dishes, but its notoriety in Western culture is due to its multiple health-boosting properties. One of the most important health benefits of turmeric is that its daily intake improves the health of the liver and brain. Here are some other important benefits of consuming boiled turmeric water on daily basis.
- Helps Your Liver And Prevents Cancer
20 years ago, scientists started examining its effects of turmeric in terms of liver protection, finding that this spice is extremely helpful due to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects: reduces liver damage due to cirrhosis, iron overdose, ethanol, high toxicity levels, and liver diseases (such as cholestasis). The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has the power to lower the risk of liver cancer, as it reducing the effects of human carcinogens on the liver.
- Great For Brain Health
Some research was also recently made trying to discover the effects of turmeric on brain health and it has been proved that turmeric improves the function of the brain. Curcumin inhibits the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques, which are one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s, by a shocking 40%. Other research have also confirmed that this spice is also helpful in the treatment of depression.
Do you want to know how can you add turmeric in your diet? Here are some suggestions:
- Turmeric Water
- 1-2 cups of water
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
Boil the water, add the turmeric, and let it stay for 10 more minutes. Then, leave it to cool for a couple of minutes, and then you can drink it.
- Turmeric and Oil/Fat
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 pinch black pepper
Heat all the ingredients in a saucepan until the mixture boils. Then, remove it from heat and consume it warm. This mixture may be also added to your soups and curries.