I recently received some feedback regarding tumeric and its beneficial effects on our blood pressure. I’ve heard this before although haven’t used it enough to gauge it effectiveness.
Maybe I should start collecting some curry recipes that use tumeric.
It would be interesting to hear from other people and about tumeric and its effect on the cardiovascular system.
The feedback I am referring to is pasted below.
I’ve known about the health benefits of turmeric for years.
It has powerful immune boosting properties & is a natural
anti-inflammatory agent. It is available in capsules at
health food stores.
My wife hates curry (I love it) but she does take the
capsules. I did not know, however, that it helps lower BP.
Unfortunately, I recently had to go on Lopressor for high
BP after years of keeping it down naturally.
One day it spiked to 161/130! Stress & excess weight are
the two main culprits, I think. I’m working on reducing both.
I printed out your book & it got me having organic oatmeal with lots of seeds & nuts for breakfast most mornings. A
little low GI fruit. That’s pretty much all the carbs I eat for the day. I avoid white stuff (bread, sugar, pasta,
potatoes, etc). Lunch is usually some kind of salad & dinner is poultry, fish or sometimes steak with a vegetable. The scale is finally moving in the right direction.
Update November 2014: How turmeric can help lower blood pressure
I’ve been coming across articles about turmeric for lower blood pressure more and more lately. It seems that research is starting to stack up showing that turmeric can be beneficial for high blood pressure.
The main reason is that turmeric has antioxidant properties and also helps reduce inflammation. Getting more antioxidants is known to lower blood pressure, and more scientists now think low-level chronic inflammation is a cause of high blood pressure.
So foods that reduce inflammation can potentially help lower your blood pressure (this is one of the reasons health websites are all going on about omega 3 fatty acids, by the way, as they’re also anti-inflammatory).
Studies show that eating turmeric can help prevent plaque building up in the arteries, and it also might help lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels are definitely bad news for blood pressure, so there are many reasons why getting more turmeric for lower blood pressure is a good idea.
Using Turmeric for Lower Blood Pressure
As you probably know, turmeric is traditionally used a lot in Indian cooking and it’s also what makes mustard yellow. Despite it’s bright colour, it doesn’t have a strong flavour though so you don’t have to save it just for curries – you can use it in stews and soups or even omelettes or potato salad, or mix some into rice. It’ll make your mealtimes colourful
There’s only so much turmeric you can put into your dinner though, so some health experts recommend taking supplements of curcumin – the key ingredient of turmeric which is so good for you.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that curcumin is not that easy for our bodies to absorb well. Some research suggests that a substance found in black pepper can improve our ability to absorb curcumin – so it might help to use black pepper too when you’re cooking with turmeric for lower blood pressure.
By the way, turmeric may interact with medications for blood-thinning and for
diabetes, so see your doctor if you’re considering taking curcumin supplements (using turmeric in food is unlikely to be a problem).
Lower your blood pressure naturally
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