This Happens to Your Liver and Brain When You Eat ½ TSP of Turmeric Every Day


Turmeric For Brain Health

Is has been well-known for a long time that turmeric can treat physical ailments, but, until recently, turmeric’s mental benefits have been relatively unknown.

The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is seen as a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. A plaque that builds up in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, called beta-amyloid plaques, is believed to be one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that curcumin is able to inhibit the build up of this type of plaque by up to 40%, making it a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s.


Researchers have also found that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties play a role in Alzheimer’s treatment as well, as it reduces damage caused by inflammation and oxidizing agents.

Turmeric has also been used as a treatment for those with depression.

Liver Function And Cancer Prevention

Another benefit of turmeric that many don’t know about is how effective it is at promoting liver health. The main ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been used to treat liver diseases for over 100 years, but legitimate scientific research into it’s effects have not been conducted until recently.

Researchers believe that it is the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of curcumin that make it so beneficial to liver health. Studies have shown that curcumin reduces liver damage caused by:

  • Ethanol (the type of alcohol that you drink)
  • Iron overdose
  • Liver disease (such as cholestasis)
  • High toxicity levels
  • Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)

Curcumin has also been found to reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. It does this by reducing the effects that human carcinogens, such as thioacetamide, have on the liver.


Researchers believe that it is the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects of curcumin that make it so beneficial to liver health. Studies have shown that curcumin reduces liver damage caused by:

  • Ethanol (the type of alcohol that you drink)
  • Iron overdose
  • Liver disease (such as cholestasis)
  • High toxicity levels
  • Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)

Curcumin has also been found to reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. It does this by reducing the effects that human carcinogens, such as thioacetamide, have on the liver.

Another great way to eat it is to mix turmeric with some sort of oil or fat. Blend 1-2 egg yolks with a teaspoon ofcoconut oil and a tablespoon of turmeric.  When you mix turmeric with fats, it’s more easily absorbed (7-8x better absorption). That means, you don’t need to mix turmeric with eggs and oil to gain the benefits completely. Throw it in a soup, curry, or any recipe of your choosing– since most recipes have fat in them, the turmeric will flow into you easily and get to work.

Source: healthy-holistic-living.com