Tumeric is a vivid yellow root that has been use dfor centuries to season food and heal the body. Popular in South Asian cuisone, tumeric has been part of medica care since 600 BC. It is a multi-talented spice that valued valued for its ability to reduce inflammation warts and acne. It even was a standard care for wound healing after battles.
Modern research has shown that this spice is an effective antioxidant, anti bacterial and even has anti-cancer fighting abilities. It is used to treat burns, insect bites, eczema psoriasis and skin ulcers. That’s a pretty impresive list– and if something is that good there is usually a downside– and its true with tumeric.
The brilliant yellow color of this effective spice can cause problems for certain skin … Continue Reading… →
You see antioxidants advertised in practically everything from baby cereal to low-carb beer. Some experts believe that antioxidants can prevent cancer, heart disease and aging. Other scientists are rather dubious about the health benefits of antioxidants. As with most things in life– the truth lies somewhere in between.
Antioxidants have the ability to subdue unstable molecules known as free- radicals. These bad boys are molecules that have lost an electron. Free radicals crash around cells interferring with routinue functions such as growth, repair and immunity. Things calm down when antioxidants provide the missing electron.
There is no shortage of antioxidants in our environment. The short list of antioxidant- rich items include vitamins A, C and E, olive oil, salmon, green tea, red wine tumeric and sunflower seeds. We have lots of laboratory studies that show anti0xidants can protect cells … Continue Reading… →