TAG: Turmeric

Tainted Turmeric

Tainted Turmeric

Spices can add flavor to dishes, and many are also sources of essential nutrients and can contain healthful properties. What has recently been discovered, however, is making consumers worldwide question the safety of their foods once again. The latest scare among the food supply lies within powdered spices. Turmeric, thought to be imported from Bangladesh, has just been recalled as it was found to contain high levels of lead. Lead can build up in the body and can onset a myriad of health issues, especially in developing children. Levels that measured as high as 48 parts per million were found… read more

Turmeric: A Super Spice

Turmeric

Turmeric, a yellow spice obtained from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, is commonly used in Indian curries and Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. It is often listed among the superfoods because it contains a number of health-promoting compounds, including the potent antioxidant curcumin, which is showing potential as a treatment for a broad array of medical problems. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (2011), evidence suggests that turmeric may: Help fight bacterial and viral infections Reduce the risk of certain cancers Treat digestive upsets and illnesses such as ulcerative colitis and stomach ulcers Reduce inflammation and by… read more

Anti-inflammatory foods

Blueberries are a great anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory eating has many health benefits that could see us live healthier, longer lives. If we incorporate lots of plant foods and moderate portions of animal foods into our diet, we would see a much healthier population. Below are ten foods that are high in anti-inflammatory properties which have anti-aging benefits also. 1. Blueberry A rich source of anti-oxidants, blueberries are high in phytochemicals which can help prevent some diseases and reduce inflammation. 2. Green Tea Green tea has many polyphenols that have potent antioxidant properties which are said to be greater than vitamin C. The flavonoids in green tea… read more