The world is aging. Ok, that is not a shock. We all age, it is actually the ultimate goal. Keep on aging. Let’s face it the alternative is not great. But right now, there are actually more people in that, “older than” category than the “young people” camp. There are things that come with aging and then the complications of aging. Probably the most common is inflammation.
According to Medical News Today; Inflammation is a defense mechanism in the body. The immune system recognizes damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens, and it begins the healing process.
When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it. The signs and symptoms of inflammation can be uncomfortable but are a show that the body is trying to heal itself.
The thing about inflammation is that too much is not a good thing. Too much can do permanent damage and can lead to more problems than it can fix. Sometimes. But, if there is something you can eat that can help your body naturally, would you eat it? Well, you should. It is really simple and really common.
It is Turmeric.
Turmeric is a hot topic right now. It has been around for thousands of years and eaten by thousands of people. It may have been around for a long time, but until recently it’s amazing health benefits haven’t been talked about much. I think they should be talked about a whole lot more.
Curcumin, the main constituent inside turmeric is most known for its bright yellow color. It is most commonly used in Indian curries but can also be consumed in a capsule. It is most easily absorbed by the body when eaten with fatty food and is more readily used by the body when eaten with black pepper.
- It is a natural anti-inflammatory compound.
- It has been found to dramatically increase the antioxidant capacity of the body.
- It has been linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases.
- Arthritis patients respond very well to its consumption.
- Curcumin has been used in preventing and treating Alzheimer's Disease.
- It has even been used in treating Depression.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory factors, it helps fight many age-related chronic diseases.
The research is out there. It is really easy to find. If you are unsure about what I have found in my research, do your own. There are many many studies and the more studies they do, the more benefits they seem to find. As I have said before, you are your best advocate.
I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. Joyce Meyer