Medical research and numerous studies have found that turmeric has a wide range of beneficial effects on health. Apparently, it is also incredibly effective as it supports the health of the cardio system and provides the same advantages as a workout.
It has a polyphenol known as curcumin which improves the function of the heart and reduces the risk of heart attacks after bypass surgeries by 50%.
Recently there was a study conducted on 32 women in menopause and post menopause periods. These women were separated in 3 groups. The first group consumed curcuma on an everyday basis. The second group worked out every day. The third group did nothing.
The focus of this study was the elasticity, health and function of the vessels, the lining of the endothelium of those vessels and the link to atherosclerosis.
As we mentioned before, the first group consumed 150 mg of turmeric. We need to say that they had the same diet as they previously did.
The group of women who were supposed to do workouts performed aerobic exercises 3 times a week, but they also went to walk and cycling.
This study lasted 8 weeks and the results showed that the first two groups of women had improvements in their health and the blood vessels.
TURMERIC AND WORKING OUT
Many experts recommend people start exercising and start taking turmeric in order to achieve best results. However they highlight that curcuma cannot replace regular exercising.
Another study was focused on the turmeric effect on the workouts and stress tolerance. In this study were included post menopause women with heart issues. Namely, the results showed that workout combined with curcuma significantly reduced the ventricular issues. Experts explain that afterload in left ventricular makes a heart hypertrophy where there is aortic valve and hypertension.
In addition to that, by taking turmeric you can reduce the inflammation and pain after workouts.