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Are You Protecting Your Heart by Eating Turmeric

Are You Protecting Your Heart by Eating Turmeric

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Are You Protecting Your Heart by Eating Turmeric

(OrganicJar) The compound curcumin, that gives turmeric its yellowish color may protect arteries from fatty buildup, new research in mice shows.

Curcumin, the main ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, is a naturally occurring antioxidant known as a polyphenol. Polyphenols are found in plants that have anti-inflammatory and other protective properties.

Previous studies in rats showed that curcumin had the power to prevent heart failure. Turmeric-based compounds have also been touted as potential treatments for Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and breast cancer.

The current study suggests curcumin may thwart the development of atherosclerosis, or clogged arteries, a key risk factor for heart attacks and strokes.

Researchers in France fed 20 mice a diet supplemented with curcumin or a comparison diet not supplemented with curcumin. After 16 weeks, mice fed on the curcumin-based diet had a 26% reduction in fatty deposits in their arteries compared to mice on the comparison diet.

In addition, curcumin appeared to alter the genetic signaling involved in plaque buildup at the molecular level.

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Source: webmd.com

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  1. Would like a link to the original research paper to share. Thanks!

  2. Hi there,

    Great article! We in India have turmeric everyday! It is part of the essential spices used in our staple diet! :)

    It can be used to heal wounds too (by applying locally)

  3. Itis good for intestinal cancer also. Now -a days the socalled business tycoons deal in food items like marvadis and gujarathis are supplying adultered turmeric which is causing the rise of cancer,liver and gastro intestinal problems.

  4. Combining turmeric with piperine (from black pepper) may increase the bioavailability of curcumin by as much as 1000% (St. John’s Medical School).

    I always add black pepper to my curry!

  5. WOW! Thanks for that amazing tip! – jason

  6. Lypodizing the curcumin will increase the bioavailability as much or more than piperine without the side effects of black pepper.These side effects(high blood pressure is only one of many) can be a serious health risk.Go to http://www.healthyitems.com/liposomal-curcumin-p/617.8.htm You can find out how to dyos by looking up how to make lyposomal vit c.Just subtitute curcumin in the lecithin.

  7. Do not forget that MD Anderson hospital in Houston published some persuasive data about the anti-cancer effects of turmeric several years ago. Also remember turmeric inhibits the neurofibrillary tangles or whirls found in Alzheimer’s!

  8. I have been taking Tumeric for years, my husband takes it for prostate problems and it works , his Doc was shocked, -good stuff for a lot of things.

  9. my son who is an athlete used it for inflammation.

  10. Been using it for awhile…

  11. I take a turmeric capsule every day, it's great as an anti-inflammatory. I don't need the ibuprofin any more, and my knees don't ache!

  12. I put a little turmeric in my green tea everyday, seems it is an easy way to implement it into my daily diet.

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