One turmeric Spoon daily equivalent to 60 minutes of cardio
Turmeric is one of the most healthful spices in the world, with more than 5,000 studies confirming its effects and benefits to the human body and health. Although most spices have been discovered and used in Asia for centuries, they have gained worldwide popularity recently.
According to a recent study published by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institute of Health in the United States, turmeric helps to reduce the risk of heart attack, approximately 60 minutes of cardio exercise, known as cardio.
The eight-week study involved 32 post-menopausal women who were divided into three groups, the turmeric group, the aerobic exercise group, the group without changes in diet or exercise.
e researchers evaluated the internal lining of blood vessels for each woman involved using the ultrasound device, and more specifically they measured arterial expansion by blood flow, to study arterial flexibility and to determine the viability of blood vessels.
Turmeric Group began to receive one teaspoon of turmeric daily, while the second group began to perform a variety of cardio exercises under the supervision of specialized trainers 2-3 times a week, as well as an unlimited amount of home exercise, Including walking and biking. Each training session took about 30-60 minutes and ranged between 60-75% of the maximum heart rate.
The researchers found consistency in the results between the exercise group and the turmeric group. The function of membrane lining of blood vessels improved markedly, proving that taking turmeric every day on a regular basis had the same effect as daily exercise in reducing arteriosclerosis and weakness of lining.
The previous study was considered a continuation of another study published in 2012 by Chiang Mai University in Thailand. The study in Thailand found that turmeric reduces the incidence of heart attacks by at least 56% after coronary artery bypass surgery. For only 3 days before surgery, and only 5 days after.
The researchers concluded that the effects of anti-inflammatory and oxidation caused by curcuminides, may be responsible for the heart effects that emerged in this study, which reduces the curcuminoids of the occurrence of apoptosis, after pumping blood in the heart.