There are many medicinal values of turmeric which we consume on a regular basis daily. However, most of the time, we tend to overlook these benefits. One of the primary utility of turmeric is that it helps in preventing type 2 diabetes. Here’s how turmeric helps in fighting diabetes
Controls blood sugar level: It increases insulin sensitivity, which leads to lower blood sugar levels and also improves the performance of pancreatic cells, called beta cells.
Helps in weight loss and reduces diabetes-related complication: Curcumin which is a component of turmeric helps prevent fatty deposits in blood vessels and development of fat tissues. So, adding turmeric in diet helps one maintain a healthy weight. Turmeric also promotes healthy bones by decreasing loss of bone minerals in the body.
Prevention of Heart Diseases: Turmeric works to lower cholesterol levels which support the health of the endothelial lining of the heart and blood vessels. Turmeric also reduces inflammation in these areas.
Support health to Vital Organs: Turmeric protects the liver from oxidative agents. It decreases the oxidative agents that cause fatty deposits and also increases the levels of enzymes that act as anti-oxidants to help neutralise toxic substances that are the byproducts of metabolism. It prevents diabetic nephropathy which affects the functioning of the kidney.
The spice has a large following among alternative medicine users and is gaining popularity in mainstream medicine also.