You may be aware that we have different types of fat in our bodies – white, brown and even beige. Brown fat is metabolically active and actually helps your body burn fat. I spoke in this past post about what it is and how exposure to cold can activate it.
According to this study, researchers found that that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is capable of inducing browning of white fat cells. Besides its anti-inflammatory properties, this research indicates that curcumin seems to be an anti-obesity agent due to its ability to support brown fat as well as by reducing inflammation which is implicated in obesity as well as diabetes and heart disease. This is a huge finding.
You certainly could take a turmeric supplement. You can also include the spice turmeric in your meals and also use turmeric tea. I use all of these methods. There are numerous ways to include this healthy spice in your meals and to take advantage of its weight loss benefits.
Would you include turmeric in your routine if it can stimulate and support brown fat?
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