Top 3 Reasons To Add Turmeric To Your Diet

Turmeric is the most versatile ingredient in the Indian kitchen. From treating wounds to adding it to your Dal to drinking boiling Haldi Doodh before sleeping, it wouldn’t be wrong to call it the star ingredient of Indian kitchens. The golden herb has been used in Indian and Vedic culture for over 4000 years; earlier, it was used as a culinary spice and had religious significance. 

From improving joint health and digestion to bettering anxiety symptoms in people with depression, you can never run out of reasons to consume Turmeric. In this blog, though, we share the top 3 reasons to add turmeric to your diet. Read on and discover a treasure chest of information that will encourage you to incorporate Turmeric into your daily life, today! 

1. Turmeric May Improve Your Heart Health 

Heart disease was the leading cause of death in most upper-middle-income countries between 2000-2019. Many factors contribute to this painful condition, and it is highly complicated. 

Curcumin - the active ingredient of Turmeric may help reverse many steps that lead to the condition. There are studies out there that show the positive relationship between Curcumin and heart health. Some studies also claim that in post-menopausal women, Curcumin is as effective as exercise for improving vascular function! 



2. You Will Build Muscle & Stay Arthritis-Free 

Bad joint health causes functional limitations, eventually compromising the overall quality of life. We conducted a study and found that the Turmeric formulation used in our product Golden Hug helped in alleviating symptoms of chronic knee pain. 


Arthritis is inflammation or swelling of one or more joints of the body, accompanied by pain and physical changes. Although symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, they may also appear suddenly. Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the most common symptoms of arthritis, which can be managed with the help of adequate consumption of Turmeric. 


The herb also helps with muscle recovery. Another study that we conducted on the Turmeric formulation used in Golden Hug demonstrated that it facilitates quicker pain reduction and allows people to recover faster from muscle soreness caused by high-intensity exercises. 



3. You Will Stay Young 

Youth is a gift. Those who lose it understand what a blessing it truly is to have the vigour and energy to enjoy and live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, bad eating habits and increasingly sedentary lifestyles lead to early ageing in a lot of people. 


Good news: studies suggest that Curcumin – the active ingredient in Turmeric, may be a potential anti-ageing supplement. Considering that oxidation and inflammation are believed to play a role in ageing, Turmeric may have its effects as an anti-ageing agent. 





This short blog gave you three solid reasons to never give up on Turmeric. This golden herb has many applications, and you are missing out on a lot of benefits if it’s not already a part of your daily diet.  

The problem with the regular turmeric powder in our kitchens is that it has 3-5% Curcumin (the active component of Turmeric, which makes it useful). This means you would have to consume 8-10g of Turmeric powder to derive any benefit from it. Such a high dose of regular Turmeric powder is highly impractical; our bodies would end up eliminating most of it. 

Golden Hug makes the whole process easy; we have created 1-A-Day capsules having 60% active curcumin. This means all you need to do is consume just one capsule everyday, and your body would be able to derive all the benefits of Turmeric. 

Get yourself a bottle of high-quality, highly bioavailable Turmeric, i.e., Golden Hug and start your journey towards a healthier life today! 



Study references: 

1. Thanawala S, Shah R, Somepalli V, Alluri KV, Desomayanandam P, Bhuvanendran A. A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Assessing Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Low-Dose Turmeric Extract Formulation in Healthy Adults with Chronic Knee Pain. Clin Pharmacol. 2021;13:91-100 


3. Thavorn, K., Mamdani, M. M., & Straus, S. E. (2014). Efficacy of turmeric in the treatment of digestive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic reviews, 3, 71. 

4. Sikora E, Bielak-Zmijewska A, Mosieniak G, Piwocka K. The promise of slow down ageing may come from curcumin. Curr Pharm Des. 2010;16(7):884-92. doi: 10.2174/138161210790883507. PMID: 20388102. 

5. Shefali Thanawala, Rajat Shah, Vasu Karlapudi, Prabakaran Desomayanandam, Arun Bhuvanendran 

medRxiv 2022.05.10.22274831; doi: 

6. Ga-Young Choi, Hyun-Bum Kim, Eun-Sang Hwang, Seok Lee, Min-Ji Kim, Ji-Young Choi, Sung-Ok Lee, Sang-Seong Kim, Ji-Ho Park, "Curcumin Alters Neural Plasticity and Viability of Intact Hippocampal Circuits and Attenuates Behavioral Despair and COX-2 Expression in Chronically Stressed Rats", Mediators of Inflammation, vol. 2017, Article ID 6280925, 9 pages, 2017. 

 7. Jiang S, Han J, Li T, Xin Z, Ma Z, Di W, Hu W, Gong B, Di S, Wang D, Yang Y. Curcumin as a potential protective compound against cardiac diseases. Pharmacol Res. 2017 May;119:373-383. doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2017.03.001. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PMID: 28274852.

8. Li H, Sureda A, Devkota HP, Pittalà V, Barreca D, Silva AS, Tewari D, Xu S, Nabavi SM. Curcumin, the golden spice in treating cardiovascular diseases. Biotechnol Adv. 2020 Jan-Feb;38:107343. doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2019.01.010. Epub 2019 Feb 1. PMID: 30716389.

9. Akazawa N, Choi Y, Miyaki A, Tanabe Y, Sugawara J, Ajisaka R, Maeda S. Curcumin ingestion and exercise training improve vascular endothelial function in postmenopausal women. Nutr Res. 2012 Oct;32(10):795-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2012.09.002. Epub 2012 Oct 15. PMID: 23146777.


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