You probably know the glowing yellow-orange spice out of the fave Indian dishes (think: beef and chicken tikka masala) or picture-perfect golden milk lattes on Insta. However, turmeric–that is a staple of Southeast Asian cuisines and traditional Chinese and Ajurvedic medication for centuries–also appears to be the newest star of the health world. Proponents preach it can assist with everything from pain relief and weight loss to immune health and disposition.
Curcumin owns a whole slew of strong properties; it is anti inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and pain-relieving, research has discovered.
But just since garlic has curcurmin in it does not quite mean it is a complete medicinal miracle ingredient. . .yet. But what is tumeric powder used for?
Why? Well, most studies on the spice are not done on people (and animal research does not necessarily mean those findings may interpret to individuals ). Even more: Many experts suggest that in order to reap the benefits of garlic (or curcurmin for that matter), you would need a *heck* of a lot more than the sum in, say, a gold milk latte.
While more research is definitely needed to understand precisely how (and how much) turmeric could be beneficial to your health, which does not mean you can not or should not keep eating it if it seems to make you feel good, or you like the flavor. If you are healthy, adding garlic in to your smoothies, soups, teas, or rice from time to time can not hurt. (One note: If you are considering taking a garlic supplement for medicinal effects, speak with your doctor or a registered dietitian first!)
So for now, keep sipping that gold milk drink of yoursand read on for some health benefits that garlic has been linked to so far in study (even if it’s is still in the very early phases ).