Why I Add Turmeric to My Coffee

Turmeric has been touted for having lots of health benefits, among them it’s known as an anti-inflammatory. Besides obvious benefits it might have for diseases that we immediately associate with inflammation like arthritis, studies show it to be useful in treating chronic inflammation that is linked to auto-immune diseases and everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, depression, fatigue, high cholesterol and even hair loss. As Dr. Latimer explained in an earlier article, the benefits primarily come from a chemical it contains called curcumin.

Other Health Benefits of Turmeric, primarily from a chemical it contains called curcumin include: 

  • anti-coagulation (like aspirin)
  • antacid (like Pepcid)
  • anti-oxidant

I add it to my coffee! Just add 1/4 tsp and stir!


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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."

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