It has an impressive nutritional profile, and according to Dr.Axe:
“One tablespoon (seven grams) of ground turmeric contains about:
4.4 grams carbohydrates
1.4 grams fiber
0.5-milligram manganese (26 percent DV)
2.8 milligrams iron (16 percent DV)
0.1 milligram vitamin B6 (6 percent DV)
170 milligrams potassium (5 percent DV)
1.7 milligrams vitamin C (3 percent DV)
13 milligrams magnesium (3 percent DV)
Turmeric benefits come from these nutrients, along with its smaller amount of vitamin E, vitamin K, niacin, folate, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and copper.”
Turmeric water is one of the best ways to reap the benefits of this spice, and all you have to do is to add some turmeric to a glass of warm water. Stir and drink while warm.
Here are the effects of the regular consumption of this drink every morning:
Prevents liver damage
Turmeric prevents damage to the liver and even regenerates the damaged liver cells. It stimulates the natural production of bile and improves the function of the gallbladder.
Supports brain health
Turmeric is a rich source of antioxidants like curcuminoid which prevent damage to the brain cells and neutralize free radicals.
Relieves pain and fights inflammation
Chronic inflammation is the main cause of various ailments and diseases, and this spice effectively fights inflammation and soothes pain in the body.
Improves the function of the thyroid
Turmeric is of great help in the treatment of autoimmune thyroid conditions like Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, lowers high cholesterol, and lowers atrophy of the thyroid gland.