Turmeric is well-known spice and it has been used from ancient times in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Its numerous health benefits are known worldwide. Since it is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with many conditions: heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. It is also a fantastic stress relief. It improves blood circulation, cognitive functions and heals wound.
UCLA researchers claim the daily turmeric intake can prevent cancer cells from growing. This claim is based on research which involved 21 participants suffering from head and neck cancers. The participants were given two chewable curcumin tablets containing 1,000 milligrams of the substance each. After evaluating the results, the lab found that the enzymes in the patients’ mouths responsible for promoting cancer spread and growth were inhibited by the curcumin supplementation.
Also, the study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention claims that a dose-dependent administration of curcumin effectively activated apoptosis of liver cancer cells, meaning it prompted these harmful cells to die.
In order to achieve the best results from the turmeric, it is important to know it needs to be the turmeric of the finest quality, but also taken in the manner it can be absorbed well. Turmeric is fat-soluble, that means it dissolves in fat. Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a hard time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can provide the greatest benefits. The best way to consume it is to prepare ’Golden Milk’.