According to a research conducted in Thailand, turmeric aids in the prevention of diabetes, by testing its effect on 200 patients who were part of a high-risk group.
Receiving 750 mg of turmeric per day for a period of 9 months, no patient developed diabetes. On the other hand, patients who received placebo did not have such positive results – 16 % of the patients developed diabetes.
Turmeric improves the function of beta cells (cells of the pancreas that produce insulin), thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.In type II diabetes, turmeric activates AMPK, an enzyme that increases the absorption of glucose and affects genes that stimulate glucose production in the liver.
Turmeric has proven to be 500 to 100,000 times stronger than metformin. A popular drug used in the treatment of diabetes.
Helps the brain and promotes concentration
Turmeric protects the brain tissue from oxidative damage. Several studies have shown it improves memory and stimulates concentration. Turmeric can also help in cases of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, brain tissue damage and speeds up recovery after stroke. It also rejuvenates and regenerates brain cells.
A Cure For Depression
Turmeric is equally effective in eliminating the symptoms of depression as Prozac. People suffering from severe depression have greatly reduced their symptoms or the symptoms have completely disappeared within 4-8 weeks.
Prevents Blood Clotting And Reduces Bad Cholesterol
Turmeric protects the heart and the blood vessels. In cases of thrombosis, it can prevent blood clots. Decreases the bad (LDL) cholesterol, and increases good (HDL) cholesterol, protects against atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.
- Has anti-inflammatory effect;
- Destroys cancer cells;
- Helps in the treatment of depression;
- Prevents thrombosis and blood clots;
- Cleanses the body of toxins;
- Cures skin diseases – eczema, psoriasis;
- Restores brain cells and protects the tissues against damage;
- Helps in cases of inflammation of the ocular layer;
- Prevents gastritis;
- Relieves menstrual cramps, PMS and vaginal infections.
How To Use It
Turmeric prevents and fights many diseases, so it’s a no-brainer that you should include it in your every-day diet. As the old saying goes, a good cook is worth half a doctor.
You can mix it with almost every food. For example, for your next breakfast, make turmeric pancakes.
Source: Health Care Above All