There are a lot of things that you can do for a healthy heart like maintaining a healthy weight, by going for morning strolls, for yoga classes and wa
tching what you eat. There are also super foods that are good for the heart, turmeric is one of them. If you start by taking these simple initiatives it will have healthy and positive effects on your heart.
Is Turmeric Good for Your Heart?
Yes, turmeric is good for your heart as it improves the functioning of the blood vessels. This helps prevent various heart diseases.
Curcumin present in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that protect the heart. If you consume even a small amount of curcumin from turmeric, you can significantly improve and stabilize cholesterol level. This will contribute to overall heart health. (Source)
Curcumin may also help reverse symptoms that lead to heart diseases. Here is a study conducted to show what else can turmeric do for your heart.
Modern Drugs or Natural Turmeric for Heart
Despite the advancement of modern science heart diseases are still quite prevalent. Yes, there are drugs to inhibit symptoms and lower the cholesterol level. But these drugs come with side effects that include itches, rashes, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea, headaches and body aches. It's just uncomfortable. And can be expensive.
Whereas on the other hand, you can start by taking natural turmeric for your heart. Natural turmeric has nutrients such as flavanoid, anti-oxidants and minerals that aren't present in synthetic drugs.
If you consume turmeric in the right dosage you can have it for your whole life. And savor the culinary flavors of turmeric in food. At the same time, you can benefit from it's healing properties. It is less expensive too. So do your heart a favor and let turmeric take care of your heart.
Read more about other healing powers of turmeric
How Much Turmeric to Consume for a Healthy Heart?
You can take 1/2 teaspoon (250mg) of turmeric every day for a healthy heart. And to maximize the absorption of curcumin in turmeric. Here are a few ways you consume turmeric.
- Take turmeric along with 1/4 (125 mg) of black pepper. The piperine in black pepper slows down the absorption of turmeric which helps your body's absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
- Take turmeric with good fats such as coconut oil, perilla oil or almond oil. Why? Because turmeric dissolves in fats and your body will absorb the curcumin optimally.
- Take turmeric with purple food like mulberries, black corns, blueberries etc. These purple super-foods contain an antioxidant called quercetin that activates curcumin that is absorbed in your body. Make a fresh smoothie and don't forget to add turmeric.
- Take turmeric with milk and black pepper. And you can do it in a delicious way with haldi doodh (golden milk).
There are multiple ways you can take advantage of turmeric curcumin and flavor. Here are few healthy turmeric recipes that you can try at home to best absorb turmeric goodness.
What is the Best Turmeric for Healthy Heart?
Natural turmeric with relatively high curcumin is the best turmeric to consume for a healthy heart. Lakadong turmeric from Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya is one of the turmeric varieties with the highest curcumin content giving it the title 'world's best turmeric'. It has natural curcumin content above 7.5 to 9.2% which is exceptionally high as average turmeric only shows 2 to 3%. It is heirloom turmeric and is naturally grown without the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
If you're looking to start taking Lakadong turmeric for a healthy heart, take an extra measure to research and buy from reputed sellers. It is important to know that your Lakadong turmeric is not adulterated. It will give you peace of mind without you having to wonder.
Turmeric powder adulteration is hugely prevalent in our country. Find out why adulteration happens and what can you do to avoid it.
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