Some see a strange little orange root. I see arguably one of the most powerful recovery and health tools you can add into your arsenal of nutrition.
Turmeric has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to help treat inflammatory conditions. Systematic and chronic inflammation has been linked to a host of non communicable diseases, like arthritis, pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel syndrome, and even cancer. According to research, turmeric helps reduce the inflammation associated with these diseases.
From a performance standpoint, turmeric can speed recovery by reducing the amount of inflammation associated with heavy and intense training.
There are a number of ways you can add this to your diet. While chopping up some fresh root into a morning smoothy is a quick way to get more turmeric into your body, we do recommend that you spend some time cooking it and adding it to a stir fry or a medley of vegetables.
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