Makes Meat Safer
Kansas State University researchers discovered that adding turmeric to meat can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) by up to 40 percent. HCAs form on chicken and meat when cooked over high heat/b>, like in grilling. Consumption of HCAs is linked to higher rates of cancer.
Protects Your Liver
According to early experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria, the curcumin in turmeric may delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis.
Enrich your Cooking: While Frito-Lay may rely on Yellow 6 and Red 40 to enhance its preternaturally vivid snacks like Cheetos and Nacho Cheese Doritos, you can skip the nasty artificial colours and add a dash of turmeric to brighten up otherwise insipid-looking food. Whimsical cooks and moms alike can benefit from adding it to eggs, mashed potatoes, soups, cauliflower, or anywhere else a bit of vibrancy is desired.
May help you live longer
Dr. Andrew Weil notes that people in Okinawa, the Japanese island nation with the world's longest average life span, drink turmeric tea daily. To make your own, boil four cups of water, add one teaspoon of ground turmeric, allow to simmer for 10 minutes, strain, and add ginger and/or honey to taste.
May protect the heart from ageing as much as moderate aerobic exercise.(source)
Curcumin has been shown to have a synergistic antibacterial effect against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The study showed that a combined CCM and OXI treatment reduced the bacterial counts below the lowest detectable limit after 24h. This study suggested that CCM reduced the MICs of several antibiotics tested and that CCM in combination with antibiotics could lead to the development of new combination of antibiotics against MRSA infection. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23537748
First demonstrated to have antibacterial activity in 1949, curcumin has since been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, pro-apoptotic, chemopreventive, chemotherapeutic, antiproliferative, wound healing, antinociceptive, antiparasitic and antimalarial properties as well. Animal studies have suggested that curcumin may be active against a wide range of human diseases, including diabetes, obesity, neurological and psychiatric disorders and cancer, as well as chronic illnesses affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22118895
In the study 'Inhibitory effect of the essential oil of Curcuma longa L. and curcumin on aflatoxin production by Aspergillus flavus Link.' All doses of the essential oil of the plant and the curcumin standard interfered with mycotoxin production. Both the essential oil and curcumin significantly inhibited the production of aflatoxins. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23122128
Further studies on ant-fungal activity of Turmeric:
In addition research indicates that the active ingredients in turmeric have been shown to potentially have benefits for Anti-Cancer,
Diabetes II Control,
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