Curcumin, today has become the talk of the health world. But before we understand the health benefits associated with it, let us understand where does it come from and why is it gaining so much popularity.
We are all aware of Turmeric. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric contains it’s active with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties called Curcumin. Curcumin is obtained from the dried rhizome or root of the turmeric plant. Curcumin can help fight chronic inflammation, prevent and even treat many major diseases like heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Recent studies show that curcumin helps in alleviating the symptoms of depression. Its antioxidant property helps neutralize free radicals and stimulates the body’s own antioxidant mechanisms which helps slow down the process of aging.
Thus, curcumin or turmeric is not only the Queen of kitchen but has some amazing medicinal & healing properties which makes it THE QUEEN OF HEALTH too!!
Detox or detoxification means giving rest to your body from daily activity & cleaning the body systems. Even we take a break from our routine, then why not our body?
There are different ways by which body eliminates the waste. Major role is played by kidneys and liver. Other helps in this are- skin, lymph, intestine & lungs.
Kidneys make urine, so the toxins which is soluble in water and can pass through kidneys, is thrown out as urine. Liver helps in detoxification by making some enzymes which will destroy waste in body itself. Skin helps by throwing out sweat from its pores. Lymph has a circulatory system which helps to move toxins from different parts of body and gets it to the site from where it can be thrown out. Intestine does its work by digestion. It mainly acts on food we eat, it takes all what we need and eliminates waste in the form of stools. Same way lungs works on gases or air we breathe. It helps our body to get oxygen, a gas which gives us life.
What is toxin?
We take toxins in our body through different sources.
- Food and drink
- Polluted air
- Chemical cosmetics
- Over use of Medicines
- Stress is a mental toxin
- Smoking cigarettes and many more.
How to detox?
Our body is actually made for everything natural. Start with food and drinks, stick to raw food and natural drinks. Water helps in detox and cleansing in a great way. Fruit & vegetable juices, simple soups, coconut water are some of the examples. Breath fresh, difficult for people who lives in city, so take deep breathes, do breathing exercises. Take herbs which will make your liver healthy eg. Aloe vera, amla, turmeric, mint leaves, green tea etc. Exercise plays an important role as it helps in increasing circulation.
Verynutri suggests to live healthy everyday…why only few days?