If you are queued into the wellness world, you have probably heard of turmeric. We’ve been calling her the “it girl” of wellness here, at Raw Generation, and have recently created a line of Turmeric Tonics starring this amazing superfood. But what exactly is this magical plant that’s made such a name for itself?
Turmeric is a powerful superfood that contains curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant compound known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is arguably one of the most wellness-boosting compounds in the world.
Native to Southeast Asia and India, turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Recently, the Western World has become taken with this deep yellow orange superfood and its affect on the body.
Here are 6 wellness benefits of turmeric:
1. SUPERCHARGES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Curcumin supports the immune system, boosts antioxidant activity in the body, and helps with circulation. When you add black pepper to curcumin, as we do in our Ginger Turmeric Tonic, the absorption of this powerhouse antioxidant increases by over 2000%.
2. SUPPORTS YOUR GUT HEALTH
Turmeric can help promote healthy digestion, a key component of overall gut health, by targeting bloating and supporting the structural integrity of the digestive tract.
3. REGULATES STRESS RESPONSE
Turmeric is considered to be adaptogenic because curcumin helps regulate a healthy stress response in the body.
4. HELPS WITH POST-WORKOUT RECOVERY
Turmeric is excellent for post-workout recovery, as it can help with joint health and soothing muscles. If you’ve just done some heavy lifting at the gym, try sipping on our refreshing Tropical Turmeric for a quick boost in energy and an easier recovery.
5. KEEPS YOUR SKIN GLOWING
Turmeric has a calming effect on the skin and supports the health of the body’s tissues. It can help promote collagen production in the body, which can help prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and skin breakdown.
6. SETS THE STAGE FOR HEALTHY WEIGHT LOSS
When your gut is happy, and healthy microflora are flourishing inside, weight loss becomes easier. Curcumin also helps keep cortisol (the stress hormone) in check, which can prevent weight gain.
Ready to start incorporating this amazing superfood into your diet? Try our line of Turmeric Tonics today, and let us know if you’re as taken with this wellness “it girl” as we are.