Does Turmeric Make You Lose Weight

What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is Rhizomes of Curcuma, It’s Botanical name of Turmeric is Curcuma longa it’s family named Zingiberaceae. There are two closely related variety, Curcuma Petolata and Curcuma Roscoeana, is natives of Cambodia and southern Asia, also grow in India, Sri Lanka, the East Indies, Fiji, and Australia, required warm, humid atmosphere,growth is better about temperatures above 60°F (29.8°C).


Turmeric root is a fleshy oblong tuber 2–3 inches/ 5–10 cm in length and 1 iniches (2.54 cm) thick with exterior of yellow, tan, and or olive-green and interior of the root is hard, firm, and either orange-brown or deeply rust-colored, with transverse resinous parallel rings.

Turmeric root has a fragrant aroma and a somewhat bitter, peppery, biting taste reminiscent of ginger. When eaten, it colors the saliva yellow and leaves a warm sensation in the mouth.


Turmeric contains 3-6% polyphenolic compounds, collectively known as curcuminoids, a mixture of curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin.

The used as spice curcumin on a regular basis can naturally reduce inflammation throughout the body, may help prevent cancer, and could help prevent heart disease and its use on regular basis does turmeric make you lose weight is a concern of world scientist.

The Curcumin content in turmeric is about 2-5%,if you eat turmeric as a whole spice, you’re only getting a tiny amount of curcumin but humans can’t absorbing curcumin as it passes through our GI track.

When curcumin and piperine are consumed together, the piperine enables our bodies to absorb curcumin at a much higher rate.

Can turmeric help you lose weight?

The answer is no.The Curcumin is primary an antioxidant has anti inflammation property so turmeric is said to reduce the inflammation associated with obesity. Thus, it can give your weight loss plan a boost.

Anti-inflammatory property:

Obesity leads to inflammation, which increases your risk of developing chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Curcumin, which is an antioxidant, suppresses the inflammatory messaging in fat, pancreatic and muscle cells. This can help reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar and other metabolic conditions, says a study published in European Journal of Nutrition.
It’s easier for your body to focus on weight loss when it does not have to fight inflammation.

Turmeric is anti-obesity.

It is found that curcumin can actually suppress fat tissue growth in rats but similar research has not been done on humans.

It’s easier for your body to focus on weight loss when it does not have to fight inflammation.

Turmeric and Weight loss connection:

Though turmeric suppresses the fat tissue growth and helps to reduce inflammation, it is no weight loss miracle. One should surely incorporate turmeric in their every meal. However, you also have to make sure you create a calorie deficit if you want to lose weight. The combination of right diet and exercise is what will help you lose weight in a healthy manner.

The number of extra calories you burn should be equal to the number of calories you are having less. So let’s say, if you consume 2000 calories in a day and want to burn 250 more calories than what you normally do. In that case, you must also consume 250 calories less than what you normally do. That is, you must consume 1750 (2000-250) calories every day.

Including turmeric in your diet:
Add turmeric to your vegetables, milk, smoothies and salads. Turmeric has no side effects until one is allergic to it, which is very rare. When taken as a supplement, it can interfere with certain medications, so do not forget to consult your doctor before you do so. If taken in high doses and for a long time, it can upset your stomach and cause ulcers. Diabetic people should especially take care as it can cause low blood sugar when taken with diabetes medication.

Turmeric is commonly used for conditions involving pain and inflammation, such as osteoarthritis. It is also used for hay fever, depression, high cholesterol, a type of liver disease, and itching. Some people use turmeric for heartburn, thinking and memory skills, inflammatory bowel disease, stress, and many other conditions, but there no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work?
Turmeric contains the chemical curcumin. Curcumin and other chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Because of this, turmeric might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation.


Turmeric itself do not lower body gained weight but it cures inflammation and thus in conjunction with weight lowering medicines it work in synergy and enhance weight loss.It’s an Ayurveda/food spice so harmless to use, use turmeric with piper to increase turmeric absorption and get better benefit.

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