Turmeric has been taking the health and wellness scene by storm for years, (thousands of years, if you ask Ayurveda). Turmeric is a golden yellow root, commonly ground into a spice we most often associate with curry recipes. Here are some of the many reasons you should be using fermented turmeric in your daily routine.
Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, benefits are comprehensive, and most are due to its active compound, curcumin.
Show us the antioxidants
One of the benefits of turmeric is that it’s a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants can fight molecules known as free radicals, which negatively affect cell health, and may reduce or help prevent some of the damage they cause. The more antioxidants in our diets, the better. Want to get even more of them? Enjoy a Daily Shake, which is packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Antioxidants play a huge part in nourishing our skin both internally and topically. Research suggests turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties make turmeric effective in treating skin conditions. It can help speed wound healing, calm the pores, and help control psoriasis flares.
Cool down inflammation
Chronic inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, neurological disease, autoimmune disease, diabetes II, arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin can lower the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It is as effective an anti-inflammatory agent as ibuprofen. Its anti-inflammatory properties help ease symptoms caused by many diseases, like headaches and joint aches, and even help with allergies, pain, fatigue, mood, and cognitive function.
Fermented for better function
Fermented turmeric improves liver function. This is so important. The liver is the body’s main internal detoxifying organ, filter out toxins from the foods eaten and environmental exposure. The liver works in constant communication with the stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, and the rest of the digestive system. It’s responsible for storing and converting nutrients from the foods eaten for the body to utilize. It also works to ensure that blood glucose levels stay stable – the key to preventing imbalances and metabolic issues.
Fermentation breaks down otherwise indigestible plant materials (pre-digests cellulose-rich plant cell walls), while also reducing the carbohydrate and sugar content. Therefore, fermented turmeric powder is 1.5 times stronger than regular turmeric powder. A study in the International Journal of Food Science and Technology found the bioavailability of curcumin increased when it was fermented.
Balance that blood sugar
Speaking of blood sugar, turmeric has been shown to lower and regulate blood sugar by improving glucose tolerance. Curcumin can help stimulate hormones to offset blood sugar imbalances. This also makes it a potential game-changer for diabetics with insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar.
Keep your focus
Just in case you still aren’t convinced to add it into your routine, curcumin has been shown to have positive effects on brain function and memory. It also helps break up amyloid plaques that form throughout Alzheimer’s and can prevent them from re-forming. We recommend adding Purify to your daily routine to receive these amazing benefits!
Written by Hannah Aylward
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