What is a Spice?
Let me grab a quote from the Wikipedia Spice page:
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark, or vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or preserving food.
Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants used for flavoring or as a garnish.
Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why spices are more commonly used in warmer climates, which have more infectious disease, and why the use of spices is prominent in meat, which is particularly susceptible to spoiling.
When I eat Turmeric my brain tingles.
Curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, is currently the subject of intense scientific inquiry, especially as it relates to the brain.
Interventions designed to reduce inflammation using natural substances like turmeric have been described in medical literature dating back more than two thousand years.
It actually has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian (ayurvedic) medicine for thousands of years.
Even though it is well know for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, its ability to increase BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) in particular is what is getting the attention of neuroscientists around the world.
That’s the part that got my attention too. It’s a brain enhancer.
Turmeric is crazy because it has the ability to activate genes to produce a vast array of antioxidants that serve to protect our mitochondria. It also improves glucose metabolism.
Basically a bunch of epidemiologists figured out that communities that use turmeric in abundance have WAY less dementia.
So people are using this spice as a way to prevent and relieve symptoms of Alzheimers and dementia.
You should definitely add this amazing spice to your daily protocol.
Chances are you don’t want to eat curry everyday though. So the good news is you can take it as a supplement. It is a water-soluble supplement so it’s metabolized pretty fast. That also means it’s probably best to take it twice daily.
I take 400 mg twice daily and even sprinkle the powder on certain food dishes.
The bottom line is I take this because it enhances my brain function and has powerful antioxidant effects that neutralize free radicals as it stimulates my body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Yeah… it’s pretty bad ass.
You can go to your local health food store and pick some up or purchase right now here on Amazon.
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