Turmeric for weight loss and Cardiovascular benefits
Turmeric, Cardiovascular benefits and for Weight loss
By Veena Deo
This article talks about Turmeric, use for weight loss and also about its cardiovascular benefits.
Scientists proved that Curcumin and other Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) constituents have unique health benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic properties, promoting healthy DNA function and can also be useful in Alzheimer’s, weight loss. It also has useful benefits of Cholesterol and Cardiovascular health.
Modern research has shown that Curcuma has beneficial effect on the liver and stimulates the flow of bile. Curcumin can increases thermogenesis leading to increased fat burning, hence weight loss. Thermogenesis occurs when the Central nervous system triggers the burning of fat, to maintain the body’s temperature. The spice of turmeric can bind to capsaicin receptor and increase the rate at which thermogenesis occurs. The studies done by Dr.Ascei and Dr.Miyazawa concluded that turmeric extracts lower fats in the blood stream and reduce weight gain. (Researcher’s Opinion). Research also shows that Turmeric’s hypocholesterolemic effect on the digestive tract should be useful for weight management.
Researchers proved that Curcumin, the active constituent of Curcuma Longa, reduces the amyloidal protein plaques associated with Alzheimer's. Extensive research is being conducted with the help of National Institute of Health (NIH.Gov) to document benefits of Turmeric for Alzheimer’s.
Turmeric‘s Cardiovascular benefits are also being extensively studied. Curcumin lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreases susceptibility of low density lipoprotein (LDL), to lipid peroxidation thus inhibiting platelet aggregation. Ref 1) Ramirez-Tortosa MC, Mesa MD, Aguilera MC, et.al. “Oral administration of turmeric extract inhibits LDL oxidation and has hypocholesterolemic effects in rabbits with experimental atherosclerosis”.Atherosclerosis1999-147:371-378. Ref 2)Srivastava R, Puri V, Srimal R.C. ,Dhawan BN. “Effect of Curcumin on platelet aggregation and vascular prostacyclin synthesis”.
Turmeric Curcumin supplements that have pure Curcumin extract should be beneficial to most people, for cardiovascular health and weight loss. When combined with Ashwagandha and Boswellia, the product becomes extremely potent.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on herbal supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions email at email@example.com