Whether you’re looking to lose fat, build muscle, boost your mood or improve your overall health, turmeric is an incredible secret weapon that you absolutely need in your arsenal! Turmeric is a spice that is used in a wide variety of cooking. Specifically, it is commonly found in curries and other Indian recipes, where it is often used in the place of saffron. Turmeric has the advantage of tasting very similar to saffron while costing significantly less.
However, turmeric is also commonly used in a range of other ways – including as a food dye! What we’re most interested in right now however, is the fact that turmeric is very commonly used for health benefits. Turmeric has long been thought of as a traditional herbal remedy and now science has been able to back up a lot of its old purported benefits. As such, turmeric is popular once again and is even finding its way into bodybuilding and athletic supplements. Or more specifically, the active ingredient ‘curcumin’ is what finds its way into these products.
In this post, we will examine some of the most impressive uses for turmeric and the most incredible things it can do for your health.
1. Weight Loss
We already touched on this, so it’s as good a place as any to start. Turmeric is a highly beneficial supplement when it comes to weight loss and can actually help you to lose weight in a number of ways. We’ll discuss in more detail shortly how turmeric helps to increase testosterone production, thereby helping you to build more muscle and melt away fat.
At the same time, turmeric is also very useful for increasing insulin sensitivity. Again, we’ll touch on this more shortly, but for now, just note that it means you can make better use of the sugar in your blood rather than storing it as fat. This also reduces hunger.
The real power of turmeric for weight loss though, comes from its ability to block enzymes that are used in the creation of fat cells. That’s right: simply having more turmeric in your diet means that your body will be unable to create fat as effectively. Now that’s one way to shed the pounds!