It is no secret that most medicines come from plants.
For thousands of years plants and spices made from them were the only medicines available.
Large trade routes were organized for their sale, and they were so appreciated that there were even wars over them. This importance that was given to them is because they really were and are effective.
The ancients knew of its power and created rituals and customs for its consumption. Today science supports its properties. Among all the spices, turmeric stands out, the "Indian gold."
With more than 15,000 publications and studies, it is without a doubt the queen of spices. If you want to know all the benefits it has, the most effective way to take it and how to enjoy doing it, we will tell you everything in this post
WHAT IS TURMERIC?
Turmeric is the root of the Curcuma Longa plant.
It has been used for thousands of years in Asia and specifically in India where Ayurveda medicine uses it to treat metabolic, respiratory, inflammatory diseases, wounds and hives.
It is also widely consumed in Okinawa, a Japanese island famous for the longevity of its inhabitants.
Many spices prevent the protein factor NF-kB from activating, which causes inflammation in the body. Defective regulation of NF-kB is linked to cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, septic shock, viral infections or inadequate immune development. It is also involved in processes related to memory.
Turmeric is especially effective in preventing NF-kB from being activated.
It is very useful to combat any type of inflammation. Many of the studies that have been done to study its effectiveness use curcumin, a polyphenol that is its main active ingredient .
But more than 100 different components have been isolated with other benefits, so if you want to take advantage of all of them, you should take whole turmeric and not in extract.
But what do the studies say? What really is its effectiveness? Pay attention, it is much better than you expect.
WHAT DOES SCIENCE SAY ABOUT TURMERIC?
- It is effective in treating osteoarthritis, equivalent to ibuprofen, but without side effects for your digestive system ( study)
- It has a protective effect on the heart ( study ). Reducing the risk of heart attack after a bypass ( study ) and protecting against arteriosclerosis ( study )
- It is also beneficial for the liver ( study )
But as we said, it is effective with any type of inflammation. That is why positive effects have also been seen
- Helping people who have irritable bowel syndrome ( study ).
- In neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's ( study )
- To combat depression, closely related to inflammation ( study )
Turmeric also has positive effects in two areas that interest us all:
- Helps improve cognitive ability ( study )
- It acts selectively against cancer cells, promoting their apoptosis (death).
Almost nothing right? But we have bad news to give you, turmeric is very poorly absorbed since it is not water-soluble. For this reason, you must take it in a certain way to be able to take advantage of all its benefits.
We will tell you everything in the next point.
HOW TO TAKE TURMERIC
The list of turmeric properties is impressive. But there is a problem: only 20% of what we take with food is absorbed, but once the law is in place, it sets the trap.
We can do some things to improve its absorption. Add black pepper with which you can increase its bioavailability by 2000% ( study ).
If you also add some healthy fat, you can make it be absorbed directly by the lymphatic system without having to first go through the liver.
With the pace of life we lead, do you see yourself getting all the ingredients of the right quality, and mixing them in the ideal proportion to obtain all the benefits?
What if there was a more comfortable way?
Baïa Food's TURMERIC LATTE, made with the best organic turmeric from Singla in India, along with organic pepper and coconut drink.
CURCUMA LATTE: THE BALANCE YOU WANT, THE RITUAL YOU NEED
Our R&D&I team has spent months developing functional, instant and tasty solutions that allow you to turn those available moments of the day into true disconnection rituals.
The first of these solutions is our TURMERIC LATTE, an elixir inspired by Ayurvedic medicine that will help you adjust and connect the functioning of your body and mind. A drink that will help reduce inflammation in all its forms while you experience its sweetness, creaminess and spicy flavor in every sip. Easy to prepare, easy to enjoy.
With just 5g you can enjoy the effective dose of turmeric along with the necessary black pepper and coconut milk that guarantee maximum absorption.
It may be better?
Yes, we have added a little ginger to enhance its benefits on the immune system and promote digestion.
You can incorporate it into your day for breakfast, or when you get home from work and use that moment as a disconnection, to relax and feel how your body and mind are restored.
As you may have seen, this ritual is particularly healthy and we assure you that it is also delicious.
PS: Do you have questions? We read you in the comments.