Did you know that turmeric can have the same effects on your body as doing cardio for an hour?
According to many studies, this spice is excellent for our health, as it decreases the risk of heart attack after bypass surgeries by whole 50%. This is all thanks to the polyphenol it contains called curcuma.
A study that was conducted on 32 women in menopause and post menopause periods had the elasticity, health and function of the vessels in focus. They separated the women into three groups: those who ate curcuma, those who worked out and those who did nothing of above.
The first group consumed turmeric 150 mg a day and had the same diet as previously.
The second one did aerobic 3 times per week, walking and cycling too.
After 8 weeks when the results came, they showed that the first two groups had good results.
Even though this is quite promising, curcuma cannot replace working out completely. That’s why it is best to combine them both.
Another study that focused on the turmeric effect on the workouts and stress tolerance showed that combining these two can reduce the ventricular issues in post menopause women.
Plus, turmeric reduces the inflammation and pain caused by working out.