Turmeric for weight loss
Turmeric for Weight loss
This article talks about Turmeric and its uses for weight loss and also about its cardiovascular benefits.
Scientists proved that Turmeric (Curcuma longa) constituents have unique health benefits like anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic properties, promoting healthy DNA function and also be useful for Alzheimer’s and for weight loss. It also has useful benefits for Cardiovascular health.
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Modern research has shown that Turmeric has beneficial effect on the liver and stimulates the flow of bile. It can increases thermogenesis, leading to increased fat burning, hence helps in weight loss. Thermogenesis occurs when the central nervous system triggers the burning of fat, to maintain the body’s temperature. The herb Turmeric can bind to the capsaicin receptor and increase the rate at which thermogenesis occurs. 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. It lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreases susceptibility of low density lipoprotein (LDL), to lipid peroxidation thus inhibiting platelet aggregation.
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.