Turmeric is an ancient spice which has been used in Asia for millennia, but has only recently become popular in the west. Besides giving meals a nice flavor, turmeric has numerous health benefits as well and can easily reduce inflammation, while treating numerous digestive problems. There are more than 7000 studies which prove the incredible properties of turmeric against numerous diseases and conditions.
The incredible spice is even mentioned in the Bible – when the wise men came to visit baby Jesus, they gave him myrrh, frankincense and gold. Experts now believe that the gold was actually turmeric thanks to its amazing golden color. Turmeric has been a part of Ayurveda and Chinese traditional medicine for more than two millennia. The spice can clean the blood vessels and was used as a poison in the past. Regardless of its use, the nutritional value of the spice is why it should become a part of our diet.
In the USA, turmeric has been discovered in the last 30 years. We are constantly exposed to environmental toxins that can affect our health and wellbeing. There are more than 40 000 toxic compounds in the air, food, water, cosmetics and cleaning products we use every day, and many of them have a harmful effect on our health. Some of these compounds can disrupt the endocrine system and damage our heart, liver and kidneys. This is why it’s important to protect ourselves from these chemicals.