Turmeric is probably the most beneficial food on our planet used for centuries as a natural remedy against many ailments due to the potent medicinal properties. It contains an active compound known as curcumin thanks to which it shows so powerful health benefits and due to which it has the distinguished yellowish color.
Its incredible medicinal potency was confirmed by a team of scientists from Munich that maintain that turmeric can impede the metastases’ development in patients with cancer.
This amazing root reveals strong anti-diabetic effects, acts as a powerful analgesic agent and expectorant, then it shows the ability in reduction of LDL cholesterol levels, and as well as prevents inflammatory reactions.
Therefore, make sure to add this miraculous ingredient into your smoothies, and gain all its benefits like healing wounds, toning the skin, assisting body digestion, metabolizing fat, lowering the cholesterol, fighting inflammation, cleansing the blood, and decreasing the occurrence of gas. This type of smoothie will provide you with potent antiviral, anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic and anti-fungal properties.
All these powerful properties are backed up by various scientists, but the most distinguished one is the ethnobotanist Ph. D. James A. Duke, who in 2007 published one of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric benefits in the October issue of Option & Complementary Therapies. In 2008 this issue was summarized in the July issue of the American Botanical Council publication known as HerbClip.
Duke conducted a thorough review on 700 conducted studies on the effects of turmeric concluding that this amazing spice is far better than a number of pharmaceuticals in the treatment of numerous debilitating and chronic diseases. Moreover, the use of turmeric does not show adverse effects.
Here below find the most prominent scientifically proven health benefits of turmeric. This fantastic root can treat and prevent the following illnesses:
Turmeric incorporates rich content of natural agents that can prevent the development of beta-amyloid which is a substance that triggers the formation of plaques that impede the cerebral function. He discovered that there are over 50 research studies that have demonstrated that turmeric can effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Ph. D. James A. Duke, curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory compound that can effectively treat the symptoms of arthritis. In fact, he discovered that turmeric comprises over 2 dozen, or over 24, anti-inflammatory substances that consist of 6 different COX-2-inhibitors, or the COX-2 enzyme that supports inflammation, swelling, and pain; inhibitors that selectively obstruct the enzyme.
Also, Duke found out more than 200 citations confirming the benefits of turmeric when cancer is concerned. In the notebook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, studies on animal subjects revealed positive results when curcumin/turmeric were used, the positive effects were in the treatment and prevention of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, oral cancer and murine hepatocarcinogenesis – a liver cancer in rats.
Due to all above mentioned reasons make sure to include turmeric into your smoothies and consume it regularly. You can as well as consume it as a fresh turmeric tea, or simply add it to your curried dishes.
However, the recipe for turmeric smoothie presented here below is a great solution for turmeric intake. Turmeric tastes rather bitter, but when combined with fruits you will get a delicious smoothie offering you plenty of health benefits:
Healthy Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup pineapple pieces or frozen mango
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 cup of coconut or hemp milk
- ½ of turmeric
- 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
- ½ of cinnamon
- 1 tsp. of chia seeds
- ½ of ginger
- 1 tsp. of maca (optional)
Method of Preparation:
- Take your food processor and place all of the ingredients in it, and start blending; and that’s it, you have a ready healthy turmeric smoothie.
How to Consume it:
- For optimal results, consume the turmeric smoothie on an empty stomach in the mornings.
This turmeric smoothie contains strong antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer properties. Furthermore, it will provide your body with energy, anti-oxidants and it will also clear your mind. Thanks to its use you will stay in good shape, lose some weight, and protect your body from many diseases.