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Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Monday, 02 July 2012 20:52 Written by 

shutterstock 26504083By Justin Penoyer

The health benefits of turmeric have been documented for over 5,000 years, and is known to contain a wide spectrum of physiological activity. Researchers have found that turmeric possesses outstanding dynamic properties as an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agent. Turmeric is one of the most important spices to prevent the free-radical damage and chronic systemic inflammation associated with cancers, degenerative diseases, and aging.

Known as the "Golden Goddess", turmeric has been used since before recorded history to enhance digestion, purify the blood, and treat diseases of all kinds. Those who are serious about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and living happily into old age would do well to include turmeric-based curries as part of their regular diet.


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