12 Mind-Blowing Reasons You Must Add This Spice To Your Life

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1.  Anti-Depression Spice

Turmeric has been used in alternative medicines for thousands of years to treat low levels of depression, mood disorders, mood swings, as well as offering many a more solid’s night rest.

 

2.  Super Anti-Inflammatory Spice

Inflammation is actually not the bad guy it has been made out to be. It is very important for fighting foreign invaders and alerting the body that damage has occurred and needs to be repaired. The problem with inflammation is when it remains chronic. Inflammation is supposed to be like a time out. Your body stops, fixes whatever is wrong or sends antibodies to fight off the bad guys, and then goes back to work. But when inflammation stays, the body stays in a permanent state of “pause”. If you ever paused those old fashioned VHS tapes, you know that pausing damaged the tape over time. The same thing applies with your body. The curcumin in turmeric targets several steps in the inflammation pathway, which stops chronic inflammation. Several studies have shown that turmeric works as well as many anti-inflammatory synthetic drugs.

 

3. Anti-Cancer Spice

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases on the planet. It is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells in the body. Although there are many, many different types of cancer, they all have several things in common, which appear to be affected by turmeric. Researchers have conducted numerous studies which shave found that turmeric reduces the growth of new blood vessels in cancerous tumors. It also appears to stop the spread of cancer and even plays a part in the death of cancer cells. Most of the studies done have used only lab animals but the initial tests have been nothing short of amazing.

Besides slowing the growth of cancer cells that already exist, there have been studies which found that turmeric can even prevent cancer from taking hold to begin with. One day, we might simply take curcumin extracts to prevent and kill cancer cells. This is being actively studied right now!

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