At Love Organics, we only use organic ingredients that are the richest in antioxidants. And there is none richer than one of our favourites: turmeric. We use turmeric in our kimchi and it’s what gives it its beautiful, vibrant colour. It’s also what contributes to its delicious flavour, as well as the benefits that contribute to your gut health and overall feeling of wellbeing after eating some of this delicious ferment. We love all aspects of turmeric, and its one of our favourite organic ingredients that we have in our ferments, but don’t take our word for how good it is, let some experts tell you! Here are some of the top benefits of getting more turmeric into your diet ASAP.
Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Tumeric benefit #1The main component of turmeric is the polyphenol, curcumin. This is what gives the turmeric its famous, yellow colour. However, the curcumin can also be contributory to prevention of diseases like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer and arthritis (1). While studies are limited in showing the best form in which to take turmeric to best enhance its health benefits, getting any extra into your diet is going to give you a head start for your head and your heart!
Tumeric benefit #2Much like kelp (another of our awesome, organic ingredients that are included in our delicious ferments) turmeric is another ingredient that has been used for centuries by Asian cultures for its delicious flavour and health advantages. An emerging study (2) has found that turmeric is essential in inhibiting cytokines and TGF-b production. This means that turmeric has the ability to be used as a remedy for chronic kidney disease and could potentially be a game changer in the prevention of end stage renal disease. What a super food!
Tumeric benefit #3Turmeric is a part of the Zingiberaceae family (which is just a really long and fancy way of saying it’s from the same family as ginger). Ginger’s health benefits are wide and far reaching, but turmeric takes it to the next level (and is why we love featuring it in our yummy products!) Not only has it contributed to prevention of heart disease and kidney disease, as stated above, but because of its anti-inflammatory features, it can also assist in lowering the effects of painful and difficult menstruation (3). Women who suffer from intense cramps, Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have reported less effects of these diseases when they have introduced turmeric into their diet (4). So there you have it, three amazing reasons that adding the Love Organics Kimchi into your daily diet can be beneficial to your overall health and wellbeing. But, even if you don’t add it for the health benefits, add it for the flavour sensation! It’s a tasty and convenient way to get a little bit more energy into your body. REFERENCES