Tumeric

Indian food

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Tumeric is a bright orange root crop that gives indian food its rich flavor.   Curcumin, the active component on Tumeric, has been used medicinally for a number of chronic health issues in China and India for thousands of years.  It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and researchers are now looking into it's anti-cancer properties.

Studies have shown Tumeric helps prevent breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon cancers.  Researchers have observed it interfering with cancer-cell growth, as well as encouraging cancer-cell death (apoptosis).

Tumeric (curcumin) has many other benefits for chronic health issues.  Its anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis, helps regulate blood sugar, and reduces inflammation and improves oxygen flow to the brain reducing Alzheimers.  We are still learning about the many benefits of Tumeric.

Also, you can benefit with even small amounts of Tumeric over time, as it accumulates in the body.  So, there's no need to consume large quantities of it.   You can add it as a flavor enhancer at home, or if you enjoy Indian restaurants you will already be eating plenty of Tumeric.  Tumeric is also included in a number of anti-inflammation supplements if you want to make sure you have this as part of your survival plan.