Turmeric is one of the most effective supplements known to mankind and multiple studies have proven its benefits for the brain and the brain in general. Here are some of them:
1. It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties
Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound with extremely potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Most studies done on the topic used turmeric extracts that include large amounts of this substance.
2. Curcumin reduces inflammation
Inflammation is of utmost importance, as it helps the body deal with foreign invaders. Without it, our bodies could be taken over by pathogens. But, although acute inflammation is useful, chronic one is highly dangerous as it leads to many chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer`s.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory agent whose effects resemble the ones of powerful anti-inflammatory drugs.
3. It improves brain function and lowers the risk of brain diseases
Curcumin increases the BDNF levels, a brain hormone which boosts the growth of new neurons and combats degenerative processes in the brain.
4. It helps prevent cancer
Many researchers have been exploring curcumin and its potential in cancer treatment. It has been found that it affects cancer growth and spread at the molecular level. Multiple studies have proven that it reduces growth of tumors and metastasis (spread of cancer).
5. It fights depression
A study done on 60 patients suffering from depression has shown that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in treating the symptoms of depression.
These are some of the benefits of this amazing ingredient, although the list is quite extended. For instance, when combined with other healthy ingredients, its effects are even more enhanced. The recipe in this article uses antioxidant-dense turmeric with probiotic-rich ACV, a combination which helps remove parasites from the body and treat digestive problems.
Jumpstart your day with a shot of this amazing, immune-boosting shot. It is recommended to make a large batch and keep it handy for a quick beverage that improves digestion and reduces heartburn.
The gut is the key to a healthy immune system. When it is imbalanced, the whole body suffers. Most people experience symptoms like stomach pain, heart burn, and skin issues when their gut is out-of-whack. The good news is that adding healthy probiotics to your diet helps fix the digestive system and balance out the overall flora.
Apple cider vinegar contains strains of “the mother”, a substance which fights off bad bacteria and adds in good ones. Turmeric combats inflammation in the body, which is the reason why it is often used to treat IBS. Cayenne pepper is a potent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent, while honey is used to calm the digestive tract and sweeten the shot.
Turmeric Elixir with Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey
4 cups filtered water
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup raw ACV
1 t ground turmeric
1/8 t cayenne pepper
Pour the water in a saucepan and heat it over medium heat