Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.

Dr. Randy J. Horwitz, the medical director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, wrote a paper for the American Academy of Pain Management in which he discussed the health benefits of turmeric.

“Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available,” Horwitz states in the paper. In addition, his study found that using turmeric for pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis resulted in a significant reduction of symptoms.

In her YouTube video this week, Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun; a certified Nutritionist and fashion entrepreneur based in Austria, gives some insights on how Turmeric can contribute immensely to your good health

“The health benefits of curcumin, the active ingredient in your turmeric are so abundant, there is almost no human organ or system that isn’t positively impacted by this vibrant yellow herb. In fact, turmeric also has therapeutic properties against Alzheimer disease! Don’t go easy on turmeric, add it to your homemade juices, teas, salads, smoothies and meals as often as you can!” – Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun 

This video delves into the intricacies of turmeric, its benefits and how to include it in your daily life 

Here’s the highlight of what the video said;

  • Ayo started by talking about why curry has a yellow color. Have you ever thought about that? Well, it is because it comes from the Turmeric plant. 
  • Some scientist and doctors have concluded that Turmeric can cure some cancers and even the deadly Alzheimer disease!
  • Turmeric can help to score skin diseases, joint disease, Irritable bowel syndromes, Blood disease and so many others. What a super plant!
  • Turmeric is a healer and it has been around since 1900BC 
  • It has been used in traditional medicine for a very long time. Even for therapeutic activities
  • The active agent in Turmeric Curcumin makes it an important daily health requirement 
  •  Turmeric can be used as a natural preservative
  • Turmeric and black pepper have been known to help you to increase the bio activity in your Piperine
  • Ayo shows us how she adds turmeric to her daily diet. First, you can add turmeric to your breakfast smoothie with other fruits like paw paw, Apples etc.
  • You can use Turmeric as a yogurt-based as well as an oil-based salad dressing 
  • Get cozy and enjoy Turmeric tea with lime or lemon or both with fresh turmeric. You can add honey to taste
  • The active ingredient in Turmeric Curcumin is sensitive to heat so be sure to add turmeric after boiling the water and not in your heating food.

Ayo hopes everyone can adopt turmeric to be part of their daily diet to maximize the benefits of this super plant!

Do let us know when you try any of the recipes in the video.

About the Writer 

Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun is the founder of Eat Right Africa and the Creative Director of popular fashion brand, Ayo Van Elmar. The trained nutritionist started the Eat Right Africa initiative “because she could no longer do nothing with her long acquired knowledge and initial professional background as a nutritionist.” Eat Right Africa aims to ignite a positive change in the mental attitude of Africans towards food and health.

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