May 31, 2011

Turmeric: #1 Spice for Health Benefits

Every time I cook, I incorporate spices not only for their great taste, but for the variety of health benefits as well.

My all time favorite spice is turmeric, and it has been shown to help with a variety of health conditions including digestion, arthritis, Alzheimer's, liver function and detox, cancer and more. 

See my video on the many benefits of turmeric:

In India, where turmeric is widely used, the prevalence of four common cancers in the U.S. -- colon, breast, prostate and lung -- is 10 times lower. In fact, prostate cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. men, is rare in India and this is attributed, in part, to the curcumin in turmeric.

Curcumin, which is in turmeric, also provides safe, natural pain relief, similar to an ibuprofen (without the risk of negative side effects). Recently, I had a friend suffering with arthritis and I recommended for him to mix 1 - 2 teaspoons of turmeric in a small glass of water and drink daily. In less than two weeks, the swelling and pain he had from arthritis had significantly decreased.

If you find that you don't like the taste of turmeric, try a supplement with turmeric in it (available at Kehres Health & Chiropractic) or drink daily mixed with water.

Make your health a priority today by incorporating turmeric into your daily diet!

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