Turmeric Diet Benefits

Many people believe in the power of Turmeric as a weight loss supplement and diet aid.  Turmeric is commonly thought of as a yellow spice that gives flavor to curry but, it is much more than that. Turmeric is valued for more than just its cooking uses. The herb has been used in the Ayurvedic healing tradition for centuries.  The active ingredients in Turmeric are a group of plant substances called curcuminoids. Known collectively as “curcumin”, curcuminoids have demonstrated potent antioxidant properties in scientific studies. Curcuminoids benefit joints and other tissues by helping to neutralize free-radicals. Through its antioxidant mechanisms, curcumin supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Among all its benefits Turmeric is also believed to help block the absorption of fat and aid in weight loss.

Turmeric Diet BenefitsWhat is the Turmeric Diet?

The Turmeric diet is where you take Turmeric directly as a supplement, not just via food as a seasoning. Although using turmeric in your daily cooking is one way to spice up your meal  you likely need to take supplements to start getting the turmeric curcumin you need to start seeing results right away.  This is especially true as some people have difficulty taking turmeric directly.

Please note — there are a variety of products on the market and sorting through them and selecting the best one for your needs can be confusing.  Many companies trying to cash in on trends do not really care about the quality of their product, therefore their products may be ineffective.

As a safe rule of thumb the daily dosage of turmeric you should be getting is between 2 and 3 grams per day. Do not oversdose on turmeric — when consuming turmeric supplements try to remain within the daily limits by taking into consideration the turmeric you are getting from other sources such as your food.

Turmeric Diet BenefitsTurmeric curcumin has an effect on your body inhibiting the cell division of fat cells. The mechanism by which turmeric helps you block fat is straightforward. Curcumin inhibits the formation of fatty tissue by blocking the method used to form it. It does this by supressing your blood vessels used to form fat tissue.

The general train of thought regarding fat is that the amount you have is determined by genetics — family history.  The rate and combination of fat cells growing and increasing makes you fat, not consumption of fatty foods alone. (Although diet and exercise in are also an important component.) Curcumin helps slow down the division of fat cells in your body making it harder to gain weight, putting on unwanted pounds of fat.

Remember that no diet is perfect and neither is the turmeric diet.  We recommend talking to your doctor before undergoing any health program or plan. Staying within the recommended dosage guidelines.

People with liver problems, and pregnant women should proceed with caution as their risks for side effects are higher.  Potential side effects of turmeric include allergic reactions, bile duct damage, and liver damage.