TUMERIC

Some of the benefits of turmeric are:

1) Tumeric for the flu: Research shows that turmeric may help reduce the severity of bacterial and viral infections.

2) Tumeric contains Curcumin: Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin may inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. Apparently curcumin is just as effective as some of the anti-inflammatory drugs with no side – effects!

I prefer to have a curcumin capsule with peppercorns and some yoghurt as this enhances the absorption of curcumin.

3) Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent. I remember my grandmother applying tumeric to any cuts or bruises when we were kids.

4) My grandmother used to suggest a bit of tumeric with warm milk an hour before bed if people find it difficult to fall asleep. People are now calling this drink a golden drink. Milk contains serotonin and melatonin which in combination with the nutrients from turmeric relieves stress and induces sleep.

5) Tumeric is also one of the essential spices for a curry.

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Yoga

These days you would hear people all over the world talk of yoga.

I’ve been doing yoga since I was a kid and I love what it does for me.

I try to do some yoga asanas every morning as it helps me to stay focused as well as calm throughout the day. People often confuse yoga with some sort of stretching exercise and assume its a few stretches and that’s about it. It really is much more than just that.

Yoga originated in India and it means that which brings you to reality. Yoga plays a role in maintaining physical and psychological health.

Will discuss some of the asanas that I do and their benefits soon. Please let me know what are your thoughts on yoga?