When it comes to our health, we as women are always on the lookout for anything that can help us in our fight against illness. Much of the time the secret lies in taking preventative health measures to ensure that our immune systems are strong enough. This, of course, includes regular physical activity and a healthy diet. Both of which should be discussed and planned with your doctor.
When it comes to breast health, diet becomes especially important because there are a number of specific foods and spices that have been shown to have anti-cancer properties in lab settings. One such spice that has shown promise is turmeric. While these results are isolated to animals thus far, many doctors and scientists are confident that one of the antioxidants found in turmeric called, curcumin is responsible for the positive results seen in the lab. So much so that, according to the American Cancer society, it is also being tested for other illnesses like arthritis and stomach ulcers. Because curcumin is an antioxidant it helps to protect cells from damage from free radicals.
By working turmeric into the diet individuals can benefit from an array of benefits. In addition to its potential anti-cancer properties, it reduces inflammation caused by injury and arthritis. Its other uses in treating bladder and kidney inflammation have been utilized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years.
While more studies must be done to confirm turmeric’s properties in humans, many doctors and scientists agree that it is a safe and healthy addition to a preventative diet.