Last Updated on September 7, 2020
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Also known as “the golden spice,” turmeric is a spice native to India and Southeast Asia from a plant called Curcuma longa, belonging to the ginger family. It is used in a wide variety of cooking recipes to enhance flavor, and it can also be used to make turmeric tea, a delicious drink that can do a lot of good for your health.
The benefits of turmeric have long been known. According to historians, this spice was used in Indian traditional medicine nearly four thousand years ago due to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of one of its main components: curcumin – which is also responsible for its peculiar color.
From then on, it was a matter of centuries until it reached the rest of the world. For some reason, modern medicine only started to look at the potential benefits of this natural product in a serious manner in the past couple of decades. From the late 1980s onwards, more than 3000 research papers dealing with turmeric were published in scientific journals.
If you are looking for a good reason to drink turmeric water every day, we will give you seven!
1. It helps you lose weight
Turmeric can be a huge help during a weight loss journey. Especially for those who suffer from obesity or metabolic disorders.
A study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Studies back in 2015 found that overweight people can use curcumin to reduce body fat percentage, waistline, hip circumference, and BMI (body bass index). These results are very promising and show how powerful this spice can be.
Turmeric can also reduce the craving for fatty foods, prevent new fat cells from growing, and speed up your metabolism so that you will be burning more calories at rest – and we all know how important it is to improve calorie deficit when trying to lose those extra pounds.
Some people claim that turmeric water can be used as a detox drink to eliminate toxins and remove excess fluid from your body.