August 04, 2017

Curcumin and How It Can Help You In Weight Loss

In India and other parts of Asia, turmeric is used to treat many health conditions. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties. Turmeric, as a spice, is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. The spice (and supplement) comes from the underground stems (rhizomes) of the turmeric plant. The other compounds that are present in turmeric are volatile oils, Vitamins (B&C), Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, α-linolenic acid, proteins, carbohydrate, fibres etc.

These compounds provide turmeric with anti-microbial, analgesic, thermogenic properties and many more.

Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, and chronic inflammation is the hallmark of most chronic disease, including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. But many people are not aware that obesity contributes to a state of low-grade, chronic inflammation in your body that can trigger metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Curcumin appears to modulate several cellular transduction pathways that contribute to this damaging process.

Curcumin and Weight Loss

The benefits of curcumin go way beyond Weight Loss! Curcumin is a healthy way to lose fat. Its a great detoxifier and anti-angiogenic. 

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Losing weight is one of the toughest things to do. Being over-weight or obese is becoming a trend with many these days. Everyone is looking for an easy way out of this problem. Exercise alone is not the solution for weight loss. A good healthy diet, is a must add on to exercises to remain fit and healthy.

The golden spice, Curcumin can be your wonder guide to lose weight too. To lose weight you need to burn fat and that one organ in our body that burns fat is the liver. A fat burning process called thermogenesis accelerates by the consumption of curcumin thus resulting in weight loss.
  1. Turmeric prevents fat accumulation and hastens fat loss
  2. Turmeric can accelerate diet induced weight loss
  3. Turmeric promotes browning of white adipose tissue
  4. Turmeric has thermogenic action
  5. Turmeric suppresses inflammation associated with obesity
  6. Turmeric has anti-diabetic action
  7. Turmeric prevents metabolic syndrome
  8. Turmeric reduces depression
Curcumin and other vital food nutrients are best absorbed maximum in mouth contradicting tablets and capsules which go directly to the gut. It is best consumed with fat like edible oils in curries or with milk.

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How to use Curcumin for weight loss?

  • Begin with small dosage of 1 gm per day. You can mix it with orange juice or honey. If you observe no side-effects, increase the dosage to 2-3 gm per day.
  • You can drink a warm glass of water with honey, lemon juice and Curcumin every day in the morning to help you burn fat and to start the day fresh
  • You can even consume about 1/2tsp. of curcumin powder twice daily along with black pepper powder and some fats like oil or ghee.
A Word of caution: Whichever way you try, make sure to first begin with small quantity of Haldi, observe the effects on your body and then proceed further. Also, direct intake of Turmeric is not advisable during Pregnancy! However, it is considered safe if consumed as a spice in food.

Ayurveda & Health