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It’s as nutritious as it is delicious!

Indian food is one of the most unique types of food in the world. While many other types of food combine flavors that complement each other, Indian food uses flavors that have no overlap. A TIME article found that Indian foods are made with ingredients that don’t share flavor profiles, giving them a completely uncommon flavor that people can’t help but love.

But it’s not just the flavor that makes Indian food so awesome! Indian food contains an amazing spice, the bright yellow root known as turmeric. Turmeric contains potent compounds, including curcumin, which can help to fight cancer and reduce inflammation. According to a new study, turmeric may be the key to reducing your risk of colorectal cancer.

On its own, curcumin is an amazing spice. Some of the benefits of turmeric include:

  • Prevent inflammatory damage in the body
  • Prevent chronic inflammation and reduce risk of inflammation-related diseases
  • Increases your body’s ability to eliminate free radicals
  • Increases brain function and reduces your risk of brain disease
  • Lower your risk of heart disease
  • Improve cardiovascular function and boost circulation
  • Protect the endothelium and regulate blood pressure
  • Reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduce inflammation caused by arthritis
  • Fight depression and enhance your mood
  • Delay aging

All pretty awesome benefits, right?

According to the new study, turmeric may be the key to not just reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, but it could actually help to prevent and TREAT the cancer.

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You see, curcumin, when combined with another chemical called silymarin, is a potent anti-cancer treatment. Cancer cells treated with curcumin and silymarin died, leading to a reduction in cancer cells. The combination of these two natural compounds led to a more effective anti-cancer treatment.

This study looked specifically at colorectal cancer, but the cancer-fighting benefits of turmeric go far beyond just the intestines. In fact, did you know that the incidence of breast cancer in India is three times lower than in the UK? Multiple studies have shown that consuming turmeric is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer. Turmeric can also reduce Alzheimer’s by protecting your brain from excessive build-up of plaque.

And the truth is that science has yet to unlock all the awesome properties of turmeric! The bright yellow root has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years, but only now are scientists looking into the root’s properties. With every study, more and more benefits are being uncovered. The root truly is an amazing addition to your diet.

The beauty of curcumin is that you can get plenty of it just by eating turmeric! Adding turmeric powder or fresh turmeric root into your meals is an excellent way to consume more curcumin. Eating curry and other Indian foods made with turmeric will also provide your body with a lot of the potent antioxidant.

Or, you can try a curcumin supplement, made with concentration antioxidants. These supplements are becoming much more commonly available. More and more people are taking advantage of the benefits of turmeric in order to improve their health.

If you’re looking for a new way to stay healthy, why not try turmeric and see what it has to offer? You’ll find that the spice makes for some amazing meals, full of rich flavor and bright color. But with every bite, you’ll be giving your body the antioxidants it needs to fight off a WIDE range of disease. It may be just what you need to improve your health and reduce the effects of aging!

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Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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