(HappierDaily.com) – Turmeric has been found to have positive effects on those struggling with arthritis, IBS, high cholesterol, diabetes, and a laundry list of other disorders.
Turmeric and The Happy Brain
Not only does turmeric “protect” your brain, but it also has a soothing effect to the nervous system. Calmer you = happier you.
The physical benefits of using turmeric may lead to an overall happier mindset by default. A reduction in inflammation for many means a major reduction in everyday soreness. One study even showed that people struggling with depression tend to have more persistent levels of inflammation. So, this fantastic spice may be helping on more than one level when it comes to mood.
How To Start Using Turmeric Now
Adding turmeric to your diet is simple. You can purchase it in capsule form and take it as a supplement, after talking to your doctor about adding a new supplement, of course; or you can add it to your standard spice rack for your next meat seasoning. You can even add it to your soups and stews. There are some great recipes for warm turmeric milk and turmeric paste made with honey online as well.
Just be careful. The curcumin that gives turmeric its amazing benefits is also what gives it that gorgeous golden hue — and it stains. Try not to get too much on your hands!
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