Researchers out of UCLA recruited participants between the ages of 50 and 90 years old and asked half of the group to take a curcumin supplement twice daily over a period of 18 months. Every six months, they were subject to brain scans to track their Alzheimer’s risk.
At the end of the study, the participants’ brain function had increased by 28 per cent. In addition, they showed greater mental wellbeing than those who hadn’t been regularly consuming curcumin.
The best part? You can reap the same rewards by incorporating turmeric into your daily diet. Coz, even though the spice is not a concentrated dose of curcumin, the chemical compound still benefits the body in the same way.
If you're in need of a little culinary inspo, try our go-to turmeric smoothie. Your tastebuds (and gut health!) will thank you for it.
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