Turmeric has lots of benefits buts here's one I think your gonna like. A little background first about something we've talked a little on before about how insulin works before we explain where turmeric fits in.
Everytime we eat our Pancreas secretes insulin in response to an increase in blood glucose in our blood stream.
This insulin stays in our body for about 2-3 hours (depending on the person) and when it's done it's job something called Glucagon is triggered which has almost the opposite effect to insulin.
Here's the important bit. Glucagon is a hormone that tells your liver to not only release stored glucose into the bloodstream but also it tells the liver to release fatty acids. At this point your body starts burning fat for fuel -
You then eat another meal and the process starts again.
So where does Turmeric fit in?
Turmeric has been shown to reduce blood sugar when eaten with a meal. What this means is, instead of insulin lasting in your body for 2-3 hours, it's reduced to 1-2 hours. So glucagon is triggered earlier and you start burning fat earlier. The window of fat burning is longer.
So if you have a meal with Turmeric and go a little longer before you eat your next meal maybe 5-6 hours so your body will be in the process of burning fat for fuel for longer.
This works really well with intermittent fasting as the fat burning window is even greater maybe 16 hours or 25 hours.
Remember these methods work well when you already eating well and training regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle.
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The blog is for guidance only and should be part of a balanced diet. Always consult a doctor or Health practitioner.