Weight loss: Turmeric helps in reducing weight but there are side effects too; know more


Can too much turmeric be harmful?

 Just like all other spice and herb, turmeric should be consumed in a limited quantity. Or in other words, turmeric is utilize full for the body only when the body is given with a specific quantity of it.

The utilize of turmeric in foods is also quite minimal; basically less than a spoon of turmeric powder is utilized in the Indian food.

How much turmeric should you consume in a day?

According to several health reports, ideally a person can consume around 500 milligrams of turmeric a day; while it can go up to one -three  grams, but an amount higher than this can pose danger.

The amount of turmeric a person can consume even depends on the existing health situation of an individual.

What occurs when you consume more turmeric?

When you consume more turmeric, certain health matters start showing up.

The degree of the complications depends on the quantity of a turmeric one has eaten. The mild symptoms of over consumption of turmeric are the upset stomach, diarrhea, acid reflux, dizziness and headache.

Having a big amount of turmeric over a longer period of time can improve the risk of kidney stone formation as it improves  the levels of urinary oxalate.

However there is no grave  side effect of turmeric when it is applied to the skin. It generally leaves a yellowish hue on the skin after its application which is why very small amount of turmeric is used in face packs. Turmeric is usually secure on the skin.

Who should ignore using turmeric?

People who have gallbladder matters, bleeding disorders, gastrointestinal re-flux disorder are suggested to consume turmeric as little as possible.

People with diabetes should even have turmeric with caution as the curcumin in the turmeric is known to decrease the blood sugar level drastically.

Those with iron deficiency should ignore consuming turmeric as it decreases the absorption of iron by almost 20%.

How does turmeric aid in weight loss

It is trusted that the curcumin element present in turmeric can suppress the growth of fat tissues.

Many research studies have been done on the effect of turmeric in decreasing weight and body mass index. Curcumin can suppress 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzyme which activates cortisol, higher levels of which in adipocytes (fat cells which store energy) induces obesity, according to  a study.

It even controls sugar levels and detains insulin resistance as a result of which fat is not retained in the body.

Other health advantages of turmeric

Apart from weight management, turmeric aids in increasing the overall health of the body, relieves gas, removes worms from the body, aids in digestion and is also known to work for relieving the pain in arthritis patients.

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