In recent years, turmeric has been getting a lot of attention and you might have seen this ingredient making an appearance in cafes and health food stores. So, does turmeric deserve its superfood label? Absolutely! Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine and there are a number of studies which show impressive health benefits. Let’s take a look at the importance of having turmeric in your life and what this amazing superfood can offer!
Inflammation in your body is very useful in the short term to fight bacteria and repair damage. However, a lot of people suffer from chronic inflammation which can damage healthy tissue and contribute to pain, discomfort and a number of diseases. The curcumin found in turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and fights inflammation at a molecular level.
Reduces Cancer Risk
Some of the most exciting research about curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric, is around the role it can play in reducing your risk of cancer. A number of studies have shown that curcumin may be helpful in inhibiting the growth of cancerous cells and reducing the spread of the disease. Curcumin may also be able to play a role in preventing cancer from developing in the first place.
Improves Brain Function
Studies have shown that curcumin is an important ingredient when it comes to boosting brain functions and reducing your risk of neurological disease. Curcumin has been shown to help boost the brain’s levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factors (BDNF) which play an important role in fighting degenerative diseases. Curcumin can also cross the blood-brain barrier and help clear amyloid plaques which are a feature of Alzheimer’s disease.
Aids Digestion And Gut Health
Turmeric features an impressive array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which all work together to aid in digestion and improve gut health. The curcumin in turmeric can help relax the muscles of the gut to help food pass through and can help to balance gut bacteria. Turmeric can also help with more serious issues such as Crohn’s disease and leaky gut syndrome.
Creates Glowing Skin
Want glowing, healthy skin? You must give turmeric skincare products a try! Turmeric has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which can help your skin combat the signs of ageing by addressing fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation. Turmeric skincare has also been shown to assist with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Its healing properties also make it very useful for concerns such as acne scarring.
As global pioneers in the turmeric space, Golden Grind is dedicated to spreading the word about the amazing properties of turmeric and bringing it to Australia in so many ways including superfood latte blends, skincare products and supplements so your body can feel the benefits of using this incredible spice.
Golden Grind partners with Kaya so don’t forget that if you’re in need of a turmeric hit after your yoga classes in Melbourne, drop by our café at Kaya Prahran and we’ll whip you up a delicious turmeric latte! Our skilled barista is at the ready to serve you the perfect post-workout pick me up.