Turmeric beats aspirin for heart disease prevention

Turmeric beats aspirin for heart disease prevention

Turmeric beats aspirin for heart disease prevention, according to recent research published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.

It is safe to say, there is no spice in the world known by scientists that is more powerful for health than turmeric. There are so many reasons why you should eat turmeric every day.

Turmeric has received a lot of attention lately due to the power of social media and the overwhelming number of studies on the potent spice.

MEDLINE, the medical study database for example has over 10,000 studies on turmeric alone.

The new study showed that turmeric extract significantly improved the health of blood vessels of healthy people in a matter of months.

The study involved 59 healthy adults who were given either a placebo, 50 mg of turmeric, or 200 mg of turmeric for 8 weeks.

The group that received 200 mg showed a “clinically substantial” increase in blood vessel health, according to the study authors. Blood vessel health is essential to heart health and to preventing heart disease.

The authors summarized the results:

“In apparently healthy adults, 8 weeks of 200 mg oral curcumin supplementation resulted in a clinically meaningful improvement in endothelial function as measured by FMD. Oral curcumin supplementation may present a simple lifestyle strategy for decreasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.”

The study showing that turmeric beats aspirin for heart disease prevention was published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Turmeric: Better Than Aspirin For Heart Disease Prevention?GreenMedInfo.com. GreenMedInfo.com, n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2016.
2. “Novel Form of Curcumin Improves Endothelial Function in Young, Healthy Individuals: A Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study.” Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. Hindawi, n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2016.

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