Why do we have turmeric in our superfood powder

Turmeric is truly a natural wonder and among the most effective nutritional supplements available. It has long been known for its potent anti-inflammatory qualities and studies have also shown that it also inhibits cancer cell growth! It is also used for a variety of issues such as arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhoea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, gallbladder disorders, headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. As well as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention and kidney problems.

But because the list really could go on and on, here are just the top 5 benefits:

1.Prevents cancer cell growth

The antioxidant quality of Turmeric protects the body from free radicals, which cause cellular damage, it helps destroy mutated, cancerous cells quicker by improving liver function and it protects against cancer development by inhibiting the manufacture of a protein that is thought to be influential in the formation of tumors. Studies have also linked Turmeric to lower rates of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. The University of Texas also did a study on mice, which suggested that Turmeric could also slow the spread of breast cancer cells to the lungs. Studies have also shown that Turmeric is effective in treating colon cancer and preventing childhood Leukemia.

 2. Improves digestion and weight loss

Turmeric improves digestion and controlling weight by stimulating the gallbladder, which is where the body produces bile – bile in turn helps us to digest fat. It also may improve glucose or insulin activity, reduce digestive and menstrual cramping and reduce bloating.

3.Anti inflammatory

Studies have shown that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects are comparable to potent anti-inflammatory drugs! But unlike the drugs turmeric doesn’t have the toxic effects that the drugs have. Chronic Inflammation is the root of most disease and illness including allergies, heart disease cancer, degenerative conditions, metabolic syndromes and even depression. Therefore turmeric has a role in preventing and even treating these diseases.

4. Antioxidant

Oxidative damage is another root mechanism behind most disease and ageing and antioxidants protect our bodies from the damage that these oxidative free radicals cause. Turmeric boosts your body’s own antioxidant enzymes and is a potent antioxidant itself.

There are just so many amazing reasons to include Turmeric in your diet and for this reason it is one of the ingredients that we included in our complex superfood formulas. Knowing how good just one of the ingredients in our superfoods is for you makes you appreciate the significance of a product that combines over 81 equally beneficial ingredients in one place.

Recently a customer got into contact with us and said;

“I have suffered rheumatoid arthritis for 16 years. I am 31. I first discovered turmeric as a major pain relief, then tried the alkaline greens powder in my smoothies. The difference is amazing! I’m feeling like there is no disease in my joints. I feel like this powder has changed my life! The combination of turmeric and passion projects alkaline greens soothes every ache in my body and aids in weight loss. Thank you for such a wonderful product!!!!” – (source: Facebook)

This absolutely blew us away and reminded me to write a full blog post on Turmeric! Thank you for you incredible support, we hope to continue helping as many people as we can and spreading the love!

Sources:

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78

http://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/