Turmeric makes the all star list when it comes to spices. Curcumin, the orangey colored phytochemical found in turmeric has been found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-dementia qualities. And get this – it even fights body fat! Pass the mustard and curry please!
Turmeric works by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that feed fat tissue so that the fat tissue can’t expand – and make you expand. Take that you nasty adipose tissue! Research has also revealed that churchmen can reduce cholesterol levels. Seriously, you had me at hello!
Research suggest that taking a non steroidal anti-inflammatory before you workout like ibuprofen doesn’t help with muscle pain and could actually be harming your gut. We’ve discovered that popping a bit of turmeric root into our HSM Smoothies in the morning not only eases muscle pain but according to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, may help fight infection, reduce inflammation and treat digestive problems.
Enjoy! Your muscles and tummy will thank you!