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What Are the Health Benefits of Turmeric? (video)

Turmeric has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory health benefits

Turmeric has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory health benefits

Samar Rashid, DO, a family medicine physician at Scripps Clinic Liberty Station, discusses the health benefits of turmeric, how much one should take daily and how it can help support weight control.

Video transcript

What are the benefits of turmeric?

The benefits of turmeric are due to how potent of an antioxidant it is. It’s super anti-inflammatory and it helps a lot with joint pain. Its antioxidant potential also helps decrease rates of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

How much turmeric should you take each day?

How much you should take each day really depends on the person. If there are no underlying auto-immune diseases, if there are no higher risk for Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cognitive impairment in general, I tend to tell people about one teaspoon a day and just incorporate that into your cooking.

Can turmeric help you lose weight?

There really hasn’t been very much evidence to support its effect on weight loss, but again, it is such a potent antioxidant and it helps so much with anti-inflammation that it can only help support a person on an anti-inflammatory diet. It will help them to lose weight.

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