Lower your cholesterol with Turmeric

Turmeric is an Eastern Asian yellow plant whose root is powered and used as a spice and food-coloring agent traditionally in curry. It has been used for centuries in China to treat gastrointestinal ailments and inflammation.

The active ingredient is curcumin, which has been known for a long time for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Recent studies have consistently shown that it has the ability to substantially reduce LDL and triglyceride levels. One study concluded that LDL cholesterol was lowered anywhere between 1/2 and 1/3 of the subjects consuming turmeric in comparison to those who are not consuming it.

To use: You can purchase 500mg Turmeric veggie caps (vegetarian capsules) online or in a health food store. Use as directed for 30 days (or longer, depending on your LDL levels).

For a cheaper alternative, purchase some organic yellow curry (make sure Turmeric is an ingredient) and start making some curry dishes!

Curried lentils and rice is a cheap and easy (not to mention delicious!) dish. For more meal ideas, browse this site.

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