Thursday, April 12, 2012

Here's to your health...TURMERIC.

There are many benefits that certain spices provide. One that is recognized for its antioxidant properties is turmeric. For years, Chef's have used this spice to add color and flavor to foods. It is used often in rice dishes in place of saffron because of saffron's cost. Here is some more information on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric.

Turmeric- This spice contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and stomach soothing benefits. It reduces inflammation by stimulating the adrenal glands to increase the hormone that lessens inflammation. Animal studies on this herb have revealed that turmeric protects the liver from the adverse effects of alcohol and certain toxins. Turmeric also helps in digestive problems by stimulating bile flow.

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