Turmeric is another one of the new superfoods! although thought of as a spice, it actually is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.
According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems. here are the top six health problems turmeric has been know to heal.
Reduces Cholesterol Level
Try cooking with turmeric, you can sprinkle it on scrambled eggs, or roast it with veggies such as cauliflower or other root vegetables. You can add it to soups, smoothies or you can make a great ginger turmeric tea. Bob Appetite ~