7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Learn how this spice can help heal your body!

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

By Toni Gasparis

Turmeric is an ancient spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from simply giving a dish some extra flavor, turmeric might also have medicinal and healing properties. Curcumin, the active chemical in turmeric, gives the spice its bright yellow color. It’s also thought to potentially help reduce stress levels, possibly lower cholesterol and may even aid with the aches of osteoarthritis. Find out what this amazing spice can do.


Watch: Why You Should Add a Teaspoon of Turmeric to Dinner

Fights Cancer

While there is no evidence indicating that curcumin can successfully treat or prevent cancer, research into its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties is ongoing. Sometimes inflammation is associated with cancer growth and progression, so anything that reduces inflammation in the body may help aid the fight against cancer.

Watch: Why You Should Add Turmeric to Every Meal

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