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Turmeric is said to be one of the world’s healthiest foods to consume as it has a number of health benefits for our bodies.... Turmeric Health Benefits

Turmeric is said to be one of the world’s healthiest foods to consume as it has a number of health benefits for our bodies.

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Turmeric comes from the root of the plant Curcuma Longa and tastes warm, bitter, and ‘peppery’ all at the same time. Turmeric is known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for hundreds of years. In fact, the health and anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric can be compared to powerful drugs¬†such as hydrocortisone, and more mildly, Motrin without¬†all of the chemicals!

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As well as being an effective anti-inflammatory, Turmeric is also a strong anti-oxidant.

Because of the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in Turmeric, your body benefits in a number of different ways including, anti-aging, protection from disease, protection against cell mutation, tumors, and cancer, keeping your heart strong and healthy, preventing inflammation and pain, improving arthritis, managing depression, controlling diabetes, improving brain and memory function, along with so many other benefits.

There are a number of different ways to get your daily dose of Turmeric such as taking capsules, consuming it raw, making turmeric tea, or adding it to homemade face masks and scrubs!