Turmeric is lauded as an anti-inflammatory hero, but is it actually as beneficial as people think?



Videos of people pouring frothy, golden-hued lattes into stoneware mugs have taken over Instagram—but do the health benefits of turmeric (and those vibrant bevs) go beyond just creating a pretty picture?

If you aren’t familiar, turmeric is the star of the show in your go-to golden milk, and people are sprinkling the spice on everything to tap into its reported anti-inflammatory properties. In the latest episode of You Versus Food, Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, RD breaks down all the benefits of the orange root and poses the question, “Are those buzzy lattes really all they’re cracked up to be?”

On one hand, there is still much research to be done to determine how far-reaching the effects of the herb are. But on the other hand, the results of randomized controlled trials have been positive.

“[Turmeric] can even help relieve soreness after a hard workout.”

“Takeaways were predominantly inconclusive, but turmeric does look promising for anti-inflammatory effects, and can even help relieve soreness after a hard workout,” Lockwood Beckerman says. “So crush those squats, and have a turmeric-infused meal afterward.”

Cook up an Indian-inspired veggie bowl for your post-workout meal (turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry powder), or grab it in capsule form with supplements like UPGRAID™, which combines organic, bioavailable turmeric, ashwagandha, ginger, and tart cherry to help promote a healthy inflammatory response and soothe muscle soreness.

Her final verdict on the powers of turmeric? You’ll have to watch the video to find out, but let’s just say her view on its benefits are solid gold.

Watch the video above for more intel on the potential health benefits of turmeric, and score them for yourself by shopping below.

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