Turmeric has been getting all the buzz lately. So much buzz that people are now preferring to skip out on their daily caffeine fix and opt for a turmeric latte instead. Most surprisingly, it can also be found in beauty and skincare products. It's even added to unexpected foods like oatmeal and eggs. The benefits of this golden spice must really be out of this world since it seems like we can't get enough.
For my ladies, if you're a firm believer in the saying "Let food be thy medicine," you're going to want to keep reading to hear about all the benefits. Turmeric might just be the most underrated beauty product for women out there. So next time you're looking to glow up inside and out, pop into the kitchen first. Before you know it, you're going to have turmeric sitting in your medicine cabinet and beauty bag. OK, maybe your spice rack sounds more reasonable.
Prevents Soreness After Working Out
The worst days are when you have so much energy and really want to go to the gym but your muscles are aching. If this happens a lot, assuming that you are exercising properly, turmeric may be the solution. The active compound in turmeric, curcumin, is great at decreasing exercise-related muscle soreness due to its antioxidant properties. It also helps boost muscle recovery so you can get back to the gym right away.
If your gut is easily irritated by certain foods, adding turmeric to your dish or having it as a shot before will help a lot with any bloat. Curcumin works by inhibiting enzymes that increase inflammation in the body. Less inflammation means a happy tummy!
Yes, that's right. Turmeric has even been found to improve overall mood. Not because of its bright yellow color resembling the sun on a hot day, but according to one study, it's because this spice has been found to stimulate the release of dopamine and serotonin — two neurotransmitters that can also be called the happy chemicals.
Reduces Acne Scarring
This is where turmeric comes into beauty and skin care. Turmeric is amazing at detoxifying the body from dangerous things lingering around that can lead to aging, scarring, and darkening of the skin. Its antioxidant properties allow it to scavenge around and remove anything that is harmful, leaving us with glowing, smooth, and youthful skin. Turmeric is also great at protecting against UV rays so no sun damage occurs.
Whether it's an infection, joint pain, cancer, or heart disease, turmeric can help. The spice helps promote a healthy inflammatory response that is heart supportive, chemopreventative, and pain easing. It's going to boost your immune system so that when any invaders come, your body can defend itself.