3 Benefits of Adding Turmeric to Your Diet

Everyone knows that a healthy diet and staying physically active are two very important factors in extending your life. For some people, staying physically active is not a possibility because of their medical problems. Doctors are now suggesting to their patients to try an age old spice that the people of India have been using for hundreds of years. They are now finding an incredible amount of great info on turmeric. Turmeric is the spice commonly used to give curry it’s yellow color and here are three benefits to adding turmeric to your diet.

1. Treat arthritis and joint pain

As people age, arthritis and joint pain becomes more common. Because turmeric has incredible anti-inflammatory properties, it has been very successful in treating patients with chronic joint pain due to arthritis. Instead of treating the pain with western medicines, many patients are looking for a more natural approach and studies have shown that turmeric may be just as effective as taking prescription medications.

2. Prevent heart disease and other chronic illnesses

It is widely known that many people are suffering from chronic illnesses which include, but are not limited to, heart disease, leaky gut syndrome, and liver disease. These chronic illnesses stem from mild inflammation that continues over a long period of time. By adding a daily dose of turmeric to your diet, the anti-inflammatory properties will keep those mild inflammations at bay and prevent those illnesses from happening and can also help reverse them.

3. Strengthen your immune system

More thorough research has also shown that turmeric also has natural antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties. By adding turmeric to your diet, your system will be better suited to help you fight off any cold or flu germs that get passed around every year. And if your body is weakened by a cold, the turmeric can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes for your body to recover.

Now that you know some of the many benefits of turmeric, it is also important to know that simply adding a dash of the spice to your food will not be sufficient to help you. The most effective way to add turmeric to your diet is by making turmeric balls with some organic turmeric, raw honey, organic coconut oil and essential oils. Once the balls are made, you can easily consume two to three per day.