Turmeric is a yellow spice. It gives color to mustard and flavor to curry. In addition to its cosine properties, it offers various health benefits. Turmeric can be used to treat different conditions, from joint pain and blood clotting to cancer. Below we have listed five benefits of turmeric for older adults. Please, continue reading.
It Eases Symptoms of Arthritis
Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties and thus is ideal for treating inflammation-caused arthritis. According to one research, turmeric has the same effect as ibuprofen when it comes to pain relief in elderly adults with knee osteoarthritis. Turmeric also has supplements that can lower your joint pain, helping you move faster and with less pain.
It’s Healthy for the Brain
In India, where turmeric is a common spice, neurological diseases in seniors have a lower rate compared to rest of the world. A study that was conducted on mice proved that curcumin, which can be found in turmeric, slows down Alzheimer’s and it even protects the patient from multiple sclerosis.
It Fights Off Cancer
Studies which are trying to prove the effects of turmeric on cancer are in their early stages, but they show promise. Scientist claim that it can even kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It can also improve the effects of chemotherapy in animals.
It Lowers Bad Cholesterol
People who are overweight should intake an daily does of turmeric extract. If they do this for three months, their levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides will drop. Doctors recommend taking the extract because curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. You can mix it with black pepper and peppercorns for easier digestion.
Turmeric Prevents Diabetes
Taking turmeric is recommended by doctors to older adults who have a pre-diabetes state, because it reduces their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. They should have a daily intake of curcumin for at least nine months to experience the full effect.
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