When you’re feeling sick, some foods help you feel better, but others seem to make your symptoms worse. So, while it’s good to avoid spicy, fatty and dairy-heavy foods when you’re ill, there are some foods and spices that seem to have a magic power when it comes to fighting off colds and flus, and turmeric is one of them. Scroll down to learn more about curcumin, found in Turmeric, that has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties to combat sickness.

Turmeric is a spice, common to Indian and Asian cuisines, and it’s been an important herb within Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Now, research is showing that a chemical compound within turmeric, called curcumin, has powerful properties.

To be precise, curcumin contains anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, making it a very useful spice to combat sickness. What’s more curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties that come in handy when you experience inflammation symptoms, such as fever, chills, headaches, muscle and joint stiffness, digestive issues and congestion.

So, how can you incorporate turmeric into your diet, so that you can tap into the powerful anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin? Here are a few simple ways.

You can try a high-quality curcumin supplement to really give your body a big boost of support. You can also sprinkle turmeric into your dishes, and that goes for everything like your morning oatmeal, like fitness coach Zanna van Dijk does here, or in your vegetable dishes, curries, or even in as an herbal tea.

Turmeric is a simple dietary change you can make it boost your immunity, fight against viral or bacterial illness, and help to reduce inflammation.

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