Turmeric is a popular spice that you will come across in many kitchens. It is a household spice that adds flavor as well as a rich color to food when cooked as part of the meal.
What most people who use turmeric do not know is that it also helps greatly in weight loss. Studies have most recently proves the effectiveness of turmeric as proponent of weight loss.
How does Turmeric help you Lose Weight?
The process of weight loss is simple. To lose weight we need to shed more calories and fat than we are consuming. The liver is one very important organ to the weight loss process because it burns a lot of calories and fats through detoxification.
Turmeric helps to keep the liver functioning properly by helping to detoxify it, therefore ensuring that it is burning fat at an optimum rate. Another way in which turmeric helps to reduce weight is through the reduction of the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. This lipid reducing quality helps to keep adipose tissue at bay.
Yet another way that turmeric comes through for us in the weight gain process is by increasing the rate of thermogenesis, which is essentially the burning of body fat by the CNS (Central Nervous System) in order to maintain the normal body temperature.
The key component of turmeric called curcumin quickens the rate of thermogenesis by securing itself to receptors responsible for the fat burning process.