Long life expectancy can be attributed to healthy eating, research suggests. As a general rule, a healthy, balanced diet should consist of at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. It is also highly recommended to get enough exercise and the recommended amount is at least 150 minutes per week. With wintry days, so comes the need for a warm brew to warm us up from the inside and according to studies, drinking this warm beverage could help boost your longevity too.
In a study with the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, turmeric extract and its active compound, curcumin, and how it can help with liver damage were investigated.
The study noted: “Curcumin, a major active component of turmeric, has previously been reported to alleviate liver damage.
“We hypothesized that turmeric extract and curcumin protect the liver by reducing oxidative stress, inhibiting lipid peroxidation.”
The study found that curcumin can protect against liver damage and that potential liver and gallbladder benefits of curcumin include increasing production of the digestive fluid bile while also protecting liver cells from damage from bile-associated chemicals.
Turmeric is used in Ayurvedic medicine and its active ingredient, curcumin has strong antioxidant properties essential for cell function.
Studies have shown that diets rich in antioxidants may help lower the risk of infections and disease.
Turmeric and curcumin are known to help with reducing cardiovascular complications, prevent and treat cancers and help and prevent type 2 diabetes.
Tea India is launching its latest offering, Turmeric Chai, into 150 Waitrose stores across the UK.
A unique blend from Tea India, inspired by a traditional family recipe from the Tea India Master Blender, features a base of black Assam tea.
Tea India’s Turmeric Chai provides a simple way to add more turmeric to the diet.
Other brands of Turmeric Chai lattes can also be picked up in stores or made at home.
Chai tea is a sweet and spicy tea renowned for its fragrant aroma.
Chai tea is made from a combination of black tea, turmeric, and other spices.
Unlike regular tea, which is brewed with water, chai tea is traditionally brewed using both warm water and warm milk and can be sweetened to varying degrees.
Chai lattes are another popular way to consume the tea and people make these by adding a shot of chai tea concentrate to steamed milk.
Most chai teas are made from oxidized and fermented black tea leaves and combined with spices including cardamom, fresh ginger, black pepper, ground cloves or whole cloves, cinnamon and fennel.
Chai recipes call for both black and green cardamom pods depending on the region.
Additionally, some chai tea blends contain black peppercorns, nutmeg, coriander seed, fennel seeds, allspice, and star anise.
These chai spices contain powerful botanical elements including antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial microorganisms that lend chai tea its extraordinary health benefits.
Published at Sat, 16 Jan 2021 06:15:00 +0000