In the era of slimming pills and detox supplements, we often forget that our pantry is packed with spices and herbs which have several medicinal benefits! Native to India and Southeast Asia, Turmeric is one such essential spice of the Indian cuisine which is well known for being the natural antibiotics. Turmeric which has long been a part of traditional medicinal practices, is one of the most common spices found in Indian households. Also known as the golden spice, this miraculous ingredient is loaded with health benefits and gives a distinct natural yellow orange colour to many dishes.
Obesity leads to inflammation which increases your risk of developing chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Turmeric is an antioxidant, suppresses the inflammatory messaging in fat, pancreatic and muscle cells. This can help reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and other metabolic conditions. It’s easier for your body to focus on weight loss when it does not have to fight inflammation.
Turmeric can actually suppress fat tissue growth. But similar research has not been done on humans. You should incorporate turmeric in every meal if possible.
Turmeric has its natural cleansing ability. When it is taken daily, it aids in flushing out toxins that have built up in the liver. And since liver plays an important role in metabolizing fats, it can help increase the chances of weight loss when it is able to function at its best. The liver’s main job is to purify the blood of toxins though. It can normally do this quite well on its own. But if a person drinks excessively or frequently takes prescription or over-the-counter medications, it can become overburdened sometimes.
While it might sound strange, humans have a high risk of getting a parasitic infection, especially those who eat raw under cooked meat or don’t have access to clean drinking water. This is problematic for weight loss because parasites drain away the important nutrients that a person needs to stay healthy and have the energy that they need for an active lifestyle. Turmeric acts as an effective anti-parasitic agent to flush out parasites from the body so a person can heal through. It is especially effective on tapeworms and protozoans, which quickly deplete the body of vitamin B-12 that also has an impact on metabolism.
REDUCES NEW BLOOD VESSEL FORMATION
When someone gains weight, the body responds by increasing blood vessel growth in the area to allow for fat expansion. When turmeric is taken, it can help to prevent the formation of the new blood vessels though, so weight gain becomes more difficult. It doesn’t harm any of the existing arteries or blood vessels.