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Why You Should Consider Adding Turmeric to Your Diet

By Genevieve Cunningham

Keeping a healthy diet sometimes feels like an impossible task. We know that we should eat well and get the proper nutrients, but doing so isn't always easy. In fact, if you're not already eating a well-balanced diet, it's actually incredibly difficult to make changes. Can we make it easier? Absolutely! And the best way to do it is with one simple change at a time. If you're looking for one simple way to improve your health, take a look at why you should consider adding turmeric to your diet and supplement routine to get you moving in the right direction. 

The Benefits of Turmeric

If you don't normally consume turmeric, you may be wondering: What is it? Turmeric is a spice that first became popular in India, but is now used all over the world. You may recognize it by its vibrant yellow color. The benefits that come from turmeric consumption are numerous, and research is continuously proving its effectiveness in our health. First, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory. By consuming this herb, you can reduce inflammation all over the body, especially in the gut. It's also considered an antioxidant. Why does this matter? Because antioxidants help prevent disease. Turmeric is believed to lower the risk of both heart and brain disease, something that is likely linked to its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. A slightly more superficial (but welcomed!) benefit of turmeric is its ability to fight aging. Those who use turmeric regularly show signs of slowing the aging process. If you like the idea of improving health with one tiny addition to your routine, adding turmeric might be a great choice. 

How to Get More

So how do we consume more turmeric? The first option is to add it to your food. A quick internet search will give you ideas about how to cook with turmeric -- which foods it goes best with and how much to use. But if you'd rather take a more direct approach, you can buy turmeric in supplement form. You'll simply take it in pill form along with your multivitamin. However you choose to consume turmeric, you'll gain the benefits to your overall health and wellness.

Sometimes to get the best health, we have to step out of our comfort zone and try something new. And adding turmeric is a great place to begin! Give this powerful spice a try to improve your health starting today and lasting the rest of your life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Greensboro, N.C.

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