Reach for the Tumeric not the Ibuprofen next time!
Turns out that ibuprofen is actually damaging to your health and that there are much better NATURAL alternatives for pain and inflammation.
A Lancet review has found ibuprofen to be as toxic to the heart as Vioxx, a banned anti-inflammatory drug that caused thousands of deaths from cardiovascular diseases.
Turmeric is one of my secret weapons against visible and silent inflammation.
Turmeric has been known as a natural pain reliever for centuries. The spice has proven to be more superior without serious side effects. In fact, the polyphenol in turmeric has been shown to have over 600 health benefits.
According to a clinical trial published in the Alternative and Complementary Medicine journal, turmeric is an effective alternative to ibuprofen for osteoarthritis.
The study on was conducted with 109 patients with knee osteoarthritis. In a randomized selection, some were given 800 mg of ibuprofen, while others received 2000 mg of turmeric a day for six weeks. Their pain level while walking, stair climbing and performing other basic functions were measured.
After 6 weeks, improvements were measured in both groups and the turmeric group showed slightly better performance. The turmeric group also described having a higher level of satisfaction than the ibuprofen group.
Turmeric is not only effective, safe and natural, but it’s also accessible to all, affordable and time-tested.
Looking at these amazing results and understanding how simple, cheap, safe and yet incredibly effective turmeric can be, you can only get excited about this.
Here's one of my favourite Smoothie recipe's that I use all the time during Training - It taste's great and is packed full of goodness. Knock it up in a blender.
Anti-Inflammatory Orange Avocado
Ingredients 3 cups coconut water 1 avocado ½ tsp turmeric powder or fresh ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 cups spinach 1 tsp raw honey Fresh orange juice (enough to blend)