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  • Deanne Pandey

Turmeric as a Joint Pain Fix

Joint pain is surely a major roadblock, especially while ageing. Arthritis is the most common joint disorder, and knees are often the first joints affected by the condition. A lot of medicines are advised to treat joint pain but the pain usually always catches up.

Recent studies have found that turmeric, a flavorful spice popular in India, may help relieve joint pain. Most people know turmeric as a powdered spice used to give foods flavor and color—it gives many curries their deep golden color. Derived from a plant in the ginger family, turmeric contains a natural chemical compound called curcumin. The spice is popular in Ayurvedic medicine, but is mainly used in food not as a medication. The main element in turmeric- Curcumin is directly related to treating joint pain. Now the question as to how to use turmeric to aid your arthritis-

While there is no specific diet that works as a cure for arthritis, various studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet can help fight the inflammation associated with arthritis and slow the disease progression. Turmeric however, specifically the phytonutrient curcumin, has so many health benefits, so definitely incorporating turmeric into meals would be ideal as part of an overall healthy lifestyle plan. You want to be sure the turmeric powder is free of contaminants that are often found when making powders. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, and it has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties. To get turmeric, you take the stem, or the rhizome, of the plant, and boil, dry, and ground it into powder. There are many ways you can introduce turmeric or curcumin into your diet. Research has shown that curcumin is safe in high doses. This is great news because curcumin also has poor bioavailability, which means it’s poorly absorbed. It would need to be taken at large doses for an active effect.

If you face joint pain, or any such issues try out the benefits of turmeric!

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