Turmeric, More Than Just A Pretty Taste!

Turmeric has a deep history in India which dates back thousands of years, being used as both a spice and medicinal herb. Yes, that’s right, turmeric has its medicinal benefits as well as its unique and great taste!

Turmeric has been known to contain bioactive compounds with medicinal benefits. Curcumin which is found in turmeric has been discovered to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

 

Anti-inflammatory Benefits

Whilst inflammation is definitely an important and vital part of your body’s natural defences, it can also become a problem when it begins attacking your own body and if it becomes chronic. Research is suggesting that chronic low-level inflammation has a correlation to multiple health conditions and diseases such as:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease

 

Due to this, the anti-inflammatory properties of Curcumin could be considered a very beneficial property to help prevent and fight inflammation which is potentially causing or aiding the development of these conditions and diseases.

 

Antioxidant Benefits

Similarly, the antioxidant properties of curcumin are believed to have beneficial effects on diseases as well as aging.

Damage caused by oxidants is considered to be part of the reasons behind aging and age-related diseases.

Curcumin’s antioxidant properties help protect your body from oxidative damage due to its chemical structure and some studies have suggested it may also stimulate other antioxidants as well.

 

Overall Benefits

Overall, the list of benefits for turmeric is far greater than you probably first thought. Its use in studies within the prevention and treatment for multiple diseases and conditions shows there’s a very wide range of potential benefits to be found within its use. Blops’ use of the Turmeric flavour goes hand in hand with our vision for healthy snacks and seeing the benefits that can come with it in addition to its great flavour is in a way, just the “cherry on top” when it comes to our Popped Lotus Seeds.

 

Popped Lotus Seeds also provide their own health benefits, if you wish to read more about them, check out our previous blog titled: “The health benefits of Blops popped lotus seeds”, at https://www.blops.co.uk/blogs/news/the-health-benefits-of-blops-popped-lotus-seeds

Or if you wish to know about the history of Popped Lotus Seeds we also have one titled: “The History of the Lotus Seed”, at https://www.blops.co.uk/blogs/news/the-history-of-the-lotus-seed

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