Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in the turmeric root plant, a spice commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, but now very prevalent in the natural supplements space due to it's high antioxidant properties.
We believe adding curcumin to your smoothies is an easy and delicious way to incorporate this potent compound into your diet. However, the "delicious" part is the tricky part, because many of us don't associate our morning or post-workout smoothies flavor profile with that of a Indian spice flavor. That is exactly why we created BBfL's Lifestyle Turmeric Curcumin cream. "How does that taste?" you might be wondering. Well, when we created it, we kept flavor and functionality at the top of our priority list. Therefore, you not only get the flavor of what many would describe as a "creamy chai cinnamon flavor" or others say it's like a "Fall like eggnog" flavor. Regardless, we maintained the potency of the Turmeric and Curcumin in each serving too.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider adding curcumin to your smoothie protein routine:
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Curcumin has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. As documented in many health journals, studies, and medical resources, these conditions include arthritis, heart disease, joint pain, and many more. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that curcumin was effective in reducing inflammation in people with osteoarthritis. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003001/)
Antioxidant properties: Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and may help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. A study published in the journal Molecules found that curcumin exhibited strong antioxidant activity and had a protective effect on cells against oxidative stress. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6835707/)
Cardiovascular health: Curcumin may help improve cardiovascular health by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress. A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that curcumin supplementation improved endothelial function, which is an important factor in cardiovascular health. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/)
After learning about some of the functionalities of adding curcumin to your smoothies, you still want to make sure of the following:
- Start with a high-quality curcumin supplement. Look for a supplement that contains a high percentage of curcuminoids, the active compounds in turmeric.
Adding curcumin to your smoothies is an easy and convenient way to incorporate this powerful compound into your diet and improve your health. Try it out today and see how it can benefit...His Temple!
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.