Posted On Mar 25, 2013
New You Health Tip: Add turmeric to your cabinet for pain relief and diabetes prevention.
Turmeric is a plant whose root is used as a source of pain relief from osteoarthritis as well as stomach pain due to its curcumin content. The latest research also puts turmeric on exclusive the list of foods that may prevent type 2 diabetes, which plagues 26 million adults. The study, published in the Journal of Diabetes Care, followed 270 people with prediabetes. After 9 months, no one in the group who consumed curcumin supplements developed the disease, while 16.4% of the placebo group developed type 2 Diabetes. To get your dose of Turmeric, add it to your favorite curry or soup, or supplement daily. Some studies suggest that 500 mg four times a day is effective for pain relief.