If you are remotely into the well-being scene, chances are you’ve seen turmeric being splashed around on social media and online as one of the latest health trends, I’ve been taking it in tablet form for a year or so to help with my knee and my gut, and now that turmeric lattes are as common as pigeons in London, I thought I’d share some reasons why it’s such a highly coveted spice and also a recipe to make your own turmeric latte at home:
5 Reasons Why You Need Turmeric In Your Life:
It’s highly anti-inflammatory
Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin which helps fight inflammation (the bad kind – the swelling around an injury is actually helpful for your body) and aids your body in repairing damaged cells.
Turmeric increases our bodies’ antioxidant capacity
Antioxidants fight off free radicals, which helps to protect the body again diseases, ageing and damage to cells.
Turmeric could help improve brain function
Curcumin found in turmeric can help to increase amounts of a certain hormone called BDNF. This hormone is thought to improve the way your brain functions, although this still needs to be scientifically researched.
Turmeric lowers your risk of brains diseases such as Alzheimer’s
Due to Curcumin’s effect on your body’s levels of BDFN, turmeric could in turn decrease your chances of developing brain related diseases, as lower levels of BDFN increase your likelihood of developing such diseases.
Turmeric may even have cancer preventing properties
Studies have shown that the Curcumin found in turmeric can help to reduce the growth of new blood vessels in cancerous tumours, the spread of cancerous cells, as well as aiding the body to fight and kill cancerous cells.
Having read all of this it’s little wonder that turmeric is THE supplement to watch going into 2018, with high street coffee shops selling the golden coloured beverages that you can have as a caffeine-free option!
If you’d like to recreate your own at home why not check out Wunderworkshop, a company who sell loads of turmeric goodies!