Despite its use in everyday cooking for thousand years, turmeric continues to surprise in terms of its wide-ranging health benefits and beauty.
Reporter: Phuong Thu Nguyen | Sub-editor: Yueer Wang
Helps to Prevent Cancer
Perhaps the most convincing reason to start welcoming turmeric into your daily life is the way it helps the body fend off cancer formation and growth. It has been shown to help with a number of different cancers, stopping the spread throughout the body and the growth of the tumour in question.
It’s not too often that science backs up claims that a food item can have anti-cancer benefits, but turmeric is currently being heavily researched, and the findings suggest that it really does work to help prevent cancer and keep it from getting worse.
Craving for a dream body? Turmeric is a natural fat burner
One of the more widely known benefits of turmeric is its ability to help the body burn fat. That’s why it’s being recommended more and more as a dietary aid when trying to lose weight.
The best part of adding more turmeric to your diet in order to lose fat is that it helps to flavour up most any dish, and it’s all natural so you won’t have to turn to dangerous fat loss pills or crash diets.
Helps the Skin
You might have known about numerous natural face masks with turmeric in them. Yes, Turmeric can help the skin in many ways, from reducing redness to fighting the signs of aging. These skin treatments involve using turmeric powder topically rather than ingesting it.
There are a few properties of turmeric that give it its healing nature when applied to the skin. The first is that it’s anti-inflammatory, which helps soothe many different skin problems. The second is its antiseptic ability, which helps rid the skin of impurities.
Many of the most popular skin care products on the market contain chemicals and additives that you wouldn’t want to rub onto your skin. Using an all natural item like turmeric helps to heal the skin without these largely unknown ingredients.