#Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric is a polyphenol which has antioxidant and anti inflammatory effects. 

Research shows benefits in obesity related #inflammation, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and weight loss.

Cancer: blocks the spread of certain types of cancer and reduces tutor promotion.

Brain health: blocks the formation of amyloid plaques.

Arthritis: reduces pain and swelling due to inhibition of COX-2 activity.

Muscle soreness: known to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).

Heart health: protects the wall of the blood vessels.

Immunity: reduces incidence and severity of certain infections.

This wonder spice finds its way into most Indian kitchens, however if you do not consume typical Indian meals, here are some fun ways of adding turmeric to your diet:

-Add it to a masala omelette.

-Add it a cup of warm milk or nut milk.

-Spice your grills with turmeric.

-Add it to your broth.

As a supplement: 1000 mg per day seems to be the effective dose as per studies, better absorbed when combined with  20 mg black pepper extract (piperine), taken with meals.

Dietician Shwetha Bhatia

Guest Article by Dietician Shwetha Bhatia