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Turmeric is one of the most famous spices in the world, thanks to what many studies have conducted about its benefits and positive effects on human health.
It has proven that its benefits are multiple because it contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. What are the effects of eating turmeric on the human body and health?
Of course, spices alone do not lead to the loss of extra kilos. But when you make it a component of a healthy diet, turmeric helps your body stimulate fat burning.
A study published in the “Journal of Medicinal Food” showed that turmeric has the ability to reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints.
According to the Health Journal, the results of ten different studies revealed that turmeric can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, because they are often accompanied by inflammation, and the anti-inflammatory spice can improve the resulting negative psychological conditions.
Lowering blood sugar
Eating turmeric can lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Fighting Alzheimer’s disease
A recent Australian study revealed that consuming turmeric at least once a week helps reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There is also agreement among scientists that daily consumption of turmeric can be beneficial for memory and cognitive functions.
Turmeric contains components that help reduce cancer risks, and the report stated that additional studies are being conducted on the subject.
Relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome greatly affects the daily lives of people with it. Turmeric is considered a spice that helps relieve the resulting pain.
Preliminary studies on the subject highlighted that turmeric can lower blood lipids. If tests were conducted on people with it who underwent a diet containing turmeric regularly, their blood cholesterol level decreased.
Reduces the risk of heart disease
New studies suggest that turmeric can protect the heart from ischemia (reduced blood flow or failed blood supply).
On the other hand, parallel studies have proven that taking turmeric in some cases may lead to negative repercussions on human health. According to the Everyday Health magazine, the most prominent negative repercussions of consuming turmeric are as follows:
Turmeric may reduce iron absorption
If a person is deficient in iron, turmeric limits its absorption, by 20 to 90 percent. Therefore, it is advised not to eat it in excessive quantities, in addition to several other spices such as chili, garlic, and shallots.
thins the blood
It is scientifically proven that turmeric has a similar effect to blood-thinning drugs, which increases the risk of bleeding.
It lowers blood sugar too much
Some research conducted on animals indicates that turmeric may help treat and prevent diabetes, but its excess or taking it with medical medications for lowering blood sugar may lead to a significant decrease in blood sugar, so it is best to consult a doctor.
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