6. Culinary herbs and spices with health benefits – Turmeric
If you walk into an Indian restaurant and see a bright yellow curry, chances are you are looking at turmeric. Curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric, has powerful anti-inflammatory and pain management properties equal to, or possibly even better than, medicines like ibuprofen. Antioxidants are also abundant with curcumin because it stimulates the body to produce its own enzymes. Turmeric could also be a new revelation for degenerative diseases, since curcumin increases the levels of certain hormones that promote the generation of new neurons. Curcumin can also combat the world’s number one killer: heart disease. So, if you find yourself repelled by the bright yellow color, try to get over it because just a pinch of turmeric can go a long way.