Turmeric

In order for fat to develop, it needs a blood supply.  Recent research into the Indian spice Turmeric has found that curcumin, the primary polyphenol significantly inhibits the development of new blood supplies to existing fat cells, reducing the growth of fat tissue.

Mice fed a high fat diet which included just half a gram of curcumin (you would need more turmeric than this is it is not 100% curcumin) per kilogram of food had less weight gain than those mice who were not fed additional curcumin.

In recent years turmeric has been found to have many fantastic health benefits.  It has been a staple of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

Links:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19297423?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum\

All content Copyright to Anne Seccombe 2009.  Please contact the author to arrange permission to reproduce this article.

One Response to Turmeric

  1. Exceptional post but I was wondering if you could write a litte
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