May 05, 2024

Turmeric 101: How This Popular Spice Helps with Healthy Aging

Turmeric 101: How This Popular Spice Helps with Healthy Aging

A tasty member of the ginger family, turmeric comes from the root of Curcuma longa—a plant native to India and Southeast Asia. This spice-rack staple plays a starring role in curry. But as you grow older, could turmeric offer benefits beyond the culinary?

Turmeric benefits

While studies into turmeric are ongoing, some evidence shows that this traditional ingredient may be a great addition to your routine as you age. A primary health benefit of turmeric includes antioxidant properties that may help fight free radicals in the body.* Free radicals contribute to oxidative stress, which can lead to the premature aging of cells. 

Turmeric has also been used for centuries in Ayurveda and Chinese traditional wellness practices .  Turmeric is can also found in joint support supplements such as Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple Strength + Turmeric. This triple-strengthΔ joint health supplement contains Joint Shield™ 5-LOXIN Advanced® that helps support joint comfort plus turmeric that provides the most optimal levels of curcumin.* Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric.

How to add turmeric to your diet

Eating healthy is important at any age—including as you get older. Try these suggestions for introducing turmeric to your diet:

  • Sip a cup of turmeric tea
  • Try a golden milk recipe !
  • Enjoy turmeric in your smoothie
  • Use turmeric to flavor soup
  • Add turmeric to your favorite egg dish
  • Take a daily supplement such as Nature’s Bounty® Turmeric

We hope you enjoy these easy ways to add more turmeric to your wellness routine!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.