I’m sure many of you have heard the word turmeric and that it’s really good for you!

I’m sure many of you have heard the word turmeric and that it’s really good for you!

BUT what actually is it and what are the benefits? 

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal herb.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and it is what’s actually responsible for all those amazing health claims you’ve been hearing!

Some of the many benefits include having powerful anti-inflammatory effects and being a very strong antioxidant.

This means that it may help with:


🤍Heart disease



Due to these powerful properties it has been shown to help ease the symptoms of both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. It also has been linked to managing blood pressure and decreasing your risk of heart disease as it helps to decrease inflammation of the arteries and helps to maintain endothelial health (the thin membrane that covers the inside of the heart and blood vessels).

As inflammation is linked to tumor growth, anti-inflammatory compounds such as curcumin may play a role in treating and preventing a variety of cancer types. In fact early research has shown it may help slow the spread of tumor cells by  disrupting the formation of cancerous cells at various stages in the cell cycle, interfering with cell signaling pathways, and even causing those cancerous cells to die.

***BUT as curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream you may need to add black pepper to your turmeric to help increase how much your body is absorbing.***

SO if you wanted to try something new that would benefit your health in a HUGE way…come try our Turmeric Gold Latte today! PLUS it contains black pepper!!!

Happy #wellnesswednesday 💙 #stayjoyful #juliasjoyfulkitchen #JJK