Inflammation can stiffen the heart muscle by stimulating extra collagen to form around heart cells – this forces the heart to work harder. Curcumin may help prevent this process.
Curcumin may help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the build-up of amyloid protein ‘plaques’ within the brain, blocking connections between nerve cells crucial for memory. Curcumin helps reduce the accumulation of amyloid proteins.
Turmeric is a strong anti-inflammatory spice which is beneficial for treating inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions.
Adding Turmeric to the diet may help support healthy liver detoxification, and may prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, which may help reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and stroke.
Adding Turmeric to your daily diet is one of the best things you can do for your health. One of the easiest ways to add it to your diet is raw, as a powder over veggies or in salad dressings. You can also try adding some to your next veggie juice.
Alternatively, you can take a supplement like Nutra-Life Bio-Curcumin which is available from your local pharmacy or your nearest Chemist Warehouse.