Turmeric or turmeric, you’ve probably heard about it. It appears to be a panacea that is good for everything. It helps with rheumatism. It’s good for the liver. It can lower your cholesterol. And it would even have an anti-cancer effect. But what exactly is turmeric? How can it be good for everything? And what effects does turmeric have on your health? The use of the turmeric liquid is important there.
What is Turmeric?
In recent decades, interest in curcuminoids has grown enormously and a lot of research has been done. Turmeric’s health benefits are mainly attributed to its strong anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. It is widely applicable and can be used both preventively and curatively for a cure.
Turmeric turns out to be good for everything. How is that possible?
Turmeric has an anti-inflammatory effect. And this is why it is so widely applicable. Inflammation plays a role in many complaints and diseases. Many people are chronically infected, which eventually leads to complaints and lifestyle diseases. The underlying causal mechanism is low-grade inflammation. In practice you see that people often have vague signals, including a shortage of energy. In addition to its anti-inflammatory effect, turmeric has many more health benefits.
What positive health effects does turmeric have?
The active ingredients in turmeric the curcuminoids have many health benefits. That’s why it’s a good idea to use turmeric in cooking regularly. Fresh or dried turmeric is fine to use preventively. But the concentration of curcumin in turmeric is too low to achieve a therapeutic effect.
Therefore, for curative for healing purposes, supplements are used. These are standardized for active substances. This means that the supplement is made in such a way that it always contains a certain amount of the active substance. As a result, a standardized supplement contains more of the active curcuminoids and has a greater effect than fresh or liquid turmeric.
Unfortunately, the absorbability of turmeric is not that good. But by combining it with black pepper or oil you can increase the absorbability. The latter because turmeric is fat soluble. Moreover, turmeric has a synergistic effect with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and EGCG from green tea. This means that they reinforce each other’s effect. The one-plus-one is three effects. By combining these substances, the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects are enhanced.
How do you use turmeric?
There are many different ways you can use turmeric. For instance:
- As a spice in dishes (fresh or dried and ground)
- As a drink (turmeric latte, click here for the recipe)
- In desserts (these Blueberry Turmeric bites for example)
- Or as a supplement
Of course, the turmeric that you use in meals and drinks is slightly different than when you take it as a supplement.