Is It Important To Time Your Workouts?

Is It Important To Time Your Workouts?

At Upfit Training Academy in New York, NY, we provide a program that’s scientifically based so you get the success you deserve. One of the many things that makes our small group workouts so effective is the timing. Unlike traditional gyms, you’re working hard for the full time. If you’ve ever worked out on your own, you know that there’s a lot of time wasted. When you time your workouts and have a specific schedule, you’ll get more benefit in far less time.

Some people workout far too long.

Maybe you don’t waste time, maybe you just “live” at the gym. Did you know that you can overwork your body, especially when you’re first starting a program of exercise or are doing intense strength training? Your muscles require time to heal and pushing yourself too hard for too long can actually cause a setback in your efforts to get fit. Pushing your body too hard in one session can cause injury that can set you back for weeks and lower your immune response for up to 72 hours.

Being accountable for the actual minutes of exercise can make you work harder and smarter.

Taking breaks between sets not only slows you down, it’s deceiving. If you’re working out for 45 minutes with minimum rest between exercises, you’re taking advantage of the whole exercise time. When you take long breaks between sets, only exercising half the time, that same 45 minutes isn’t as productive. When doing a specific routine, it takes longer than it should, wasting time and leading you to believe you’re working harder when you’re not.

Timing your exercise also means sticking with a schedule.

People who schedule their workouts normally time them, for good reasons. They often schedule the rest of their day, too. That helps build a habit that makes sticking with a program easier. Timing your exercise can also mean finding the best time to workout based on your body and your schedule, so you maximize benefits. There’s no one right answer for everyone. Hormone levels are higher in the morning, so when you exercise, you’ll burn more fat and start your day off right. In the mid-day or at lunch hour, the body’s energy levels tend to be higher. When you workout at the end of the day, you’re burning off the stress of the day and winding down for a relaxing evening.

  • You need a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of intense exercise each week. If you’re tracking your time, also note how much intensity it entailed.
  • If you’re spending too much time working out, there are signs it’s affecting your body. These include a suppressed immune system and more frequent illness, mood swings, excessive fatigue and exhaustion doing normal everyday tasks.
  • If you’re timing your workout, only track the actual minutes you’re exercising. If you’re working out on your own, you’ll be surprised at how little you actually exercise compared to how long it took you.
  • At Upfit, we create programs designed to help you maximize the benefits in the shortest amount of time. It’s science based to give you the best results possible.

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How To Set Healthy Fitness Goals

How To Set Healthy Fitness Goals

Reaching a fitness goal that makes you feel more energetic, look great and be healthier, but before you can reach a healthy fitness goal, you have to set healthy fitness goals. The goals must be realistic. No matter how hard you try, if you’re 5’8″, you’ll never naturally attain the goal of being 6’5″. Losing 100 pounds in two weeks is also not an attainable or healthy goal. Focus on setting goals that are realistic, but also make sure those goals follow other steps that make them attainable.

Is your goal specific?

Why is that important? Let’s look at two goals. The first is “I want to lose weight” and the second is “I want to lose 20 pounds.” For the first goal, if you lose a pound does that mean you’ve reached your goal? When a goal is specific, you know when you’ve attained it. You can break it down to mini goals, such as “I will lose two pounds a week for ten weeks to reach my 20 pound weight loss goal.” You then can identify the steps you’ll take to reach the mini goals.

Can you measure your goal?

A healthy goal has to be measurable. How will you know if you get healthier? In the previous example, the person measures their achievement by the specific amount of weight to lose? Identify exactly what you want to achieve. If lowering blood pressure or blood sugar levels is a goal, then use that in setting your goal. “I will lower my Systolic blood pressure by ten points by eating a healthy diet and exercising three times a week.”

Your goal should be relevant and time-bound.

If you aren’t interested in achieving a specific goal, but a friend or spouse thought you should, such as lose ten pounds, it’s not relevant to you. You also have to set a time frame to achieve that goal. How many people remember pulling all-nighters because of a test the next day. That test made that date important and even though you didn’t bother learning the information along the way, learning it became important because it was time-bound. The same is true of any goal, unless you set a deadline, there’s always tomorrow.

  • Tracking your goals and keeping record of your progress is also important. It helps you identify what works and what doesn’t, plus allows you to go back and see how much you’ve achieved.
  • Even though you do your best, at one time or another, you may have a set back, whether it’s skipping a workout session or eating a pint of ice cream. Forgive yourself and get back on track. You achieve nothing with self-condemnation. Be your own best cheerleader.
  • Goals can be changed. You can make adjustments if it’s too hard or too easy. If there end up things out of your control, change the goal to control those things you can control.
  • Setting and tracking your goals keep them in the forefront. They help you get results and stick with a program. Write down your goals and hone them. If they’re big, break them down to smaller goals so you have more immediate success and stay motivated.

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What You Didn't Know About OTC Vitamins

What You Didn’t Know About OTC Vitamins

If you feel like you’re missing something important if you don’t take your chewable over-the-counter—OTC—vitamins, maybe you should reconsider. Are OTC vitamins really that beneficial or have you been bamboozled by years manufacturers propaganda. Can OTC vitamins be dangerous? Did you know that every year Americans spend approximately $12 million on vitamin and mineral supplements? It’s big business, but are there good reasons for taking OTC vitamins?

Recent studies show those supplements may not help.

John Hopkins focused on three recent studies that found that supplements weren’t that beneficial. These were large studies with the largest including 450K people. It noted that daily multivitamins did not reduce the risk for the potential for heart disease or cancer. Another study found the same after studying a smaller group. The third study looked at whether multi-vitamins reduced the potential for mental decline or memory loss. After studying 5947 people for 12-years, the answer was no.

Some supplements may cause more problems than they help.

Most of the problem occurs when people take high doses of specific vitamins, such as the vitamin A predecessor beta-carotene or vitamins C or E. Studies show that people who smoke increase the risk of lung cancer if they take beta-carotene. High doses of vitamin E can also increase the risk of strokes. If you’ve ever taken too much vitamin C, you’ll understand that an excess can cause stomach problems or diarrhea. If you’re a senior, you may want to avoid calcium supplements and opt for weight bearing exercise instead. Studies show that supplementing calcium may cause it to build up in the artery walls.

Many OTC vitamins aren’t bioavailable.

No matter how many multi-vitamins you take, if your body can’t process them or absorb the nutrients, they’re useless. Just because the pill contains a specific amount of the nutrient, it doesn’t mean that it’s what will ultimately end up in your body. There are several factors that determine that. If it doesn’t dissolve or degrade in a timely fashion, you’ll find the vitamin in your waste. The type of inert materials, inhibitors and the nutrient form also makes a difference. The drugs you take, when you take the vitamin and your body’s needs also play a role. If you take more vitamin C than you need, you’ll end up with it in your urine, which is costly.

  • Focusing on a healthy diet is the most important change you can make. Many nutrients aren’t vitamins or minerals, but phytonutrients that work in synergy with them to provide the more robust benefits. Anthocyanin, the phytonutrient that makes blueberries blue, is one example.
  • Unless you spend a significant amount on the vitamin and do thorough research, you may be getting a form of the vitamin that isn’t bioavailable, meaning your body can’t break it down, absorb it or use it.
  • Not all vitamins are bad for all people. Most people don’t get adequate sun, so they lack vitamin D, which is difficult to get unless you eat fortified food.
  • Popping a vitamin may give you a false sense of security, which can lead to a poor diet and eating habits. Focus more on eating healthy and save your money for healthier options for your dinner table.

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How To Find The Right Gym For You

How To Find The Right Gym For You

In New York, NY, there are several options from which to chose if you’re looking for a gym. How do you find the right gym for you? It can be confusing. You first need to look at what they offer. Do they provide personalized training or are they just a room with equipment? Do they offer help with nutritional needs or is it all about exercise? Do they provide a variety of option that fit your budget, including online options? If you’re comfortable creating your own program, you’ll want a different type of gym than someone who wants help getting the fastest results. If all you want is a place to workout, you’ll want a different gym than someone who wants to change their lifestyle and live healthier.

Does the gym provide options, like group training or on-the-road training?

In order to benefit from a gym, you have to go to the gym. That’s the case with most gyms, but if you’re continuously traveling, it can be hard to do. A great gym considers your lifestyle and needs. It may offer group training to make it more affordable or have options like online training for those times you can physically make it to the gym. The right gym for you fills your needs.

Does the gym use science backed methods?

Finding a gym that provides the help you need using the latest scientific methods is important. Science isn’t static and things change continuously. Finding a gym that offers trainers who are abreast of the latest information on fitness from the scientific world is important. Every year science is finding techniques and information that can help you reach your goals faster and live healthier.

Find a gym that helps motivate you and holds you accountable.

Being held accountable is one of the most valuable assets possible. When people know that others are watching and tracking their progress, they’re more apt to stick with a program than when they’re working out on their own with no accountability. In order to be accountable and know if you’ve made progress, the trainer must first assess your present level of fitness, learn your special needs and what your goal is. The best type of gym learns about you first, before any recommendations are made.

  • While the latest scientific techniques are important, so is experience. Look for a gym that has trainers with years of experience and know what works best with clients.
  • Take time to learn more about the gym before you select an option. Look for success stories and ask questions. Many gyms have websites and provide a way to speak with someone immediately to answer any questions. Take advantage of that.
  • Visit the gym. See if it meets your expectations. Is it clean? Is the focus on benefiting clients? Is there goal one of teaching you how to be your healthiest, so ultimately you can direct your own program?
  • Do you feel like you’re part of your own program and part of the team. Feeling comfortable and accepted is also an important part of any fitness program. It motivates you to continue.

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a goal without a plan is just a wish - motivational handwriting on a napkin with a cup of coffee

Set Some Health Goals

a goal without a plan is just a wish – motivational handwriting on a napkin with a cup of coffee

We’re finally getting back to somewhat normal in New York, NY, and it’s time to start thinking about the future. Many people have focused on financial goals and refined them, with new steps to take for their future, but there’s more to be done. Setting health goals is just as important as financial goals. No matter how much money you have, if your health is poor, you can’t enjoy the good life. You can change your health outlook starting now, by taking the time to set some goals.

Your goal may sound big, but you can break it down to smaller goals.

Do you want to run in a marathon, but haven’t done anything more physical than getting up to find the remote? Would you like to get back into shape, but the sound of losing 40 pounds and building muscles sounds too difficult? You need to break those big goals down to smaller ones and take it one step at a time. If you can’t run a mile, run as far as you can, even if it’s just to the end of the driveway or to the end of the block. Make it your goal to run more each day. Big goals are accomplished by breaking down the big goals into smaller goals and achieving them first.

Give yourself a specific time frame.

If you set a goal, that’s great, but you also have to determine a specific amount of time to achieve that goal or it simply becomes a “some day” pipe dream. Many people have things they’ve always wanted to do, but never gave themselves a deadline to achieve it. If you’ve set a goal and broken it down to mini-goals, you need to give each mini-goal a deadline. Make it something that can be achieved in a week or a month so you can be successful quickly and have the motivation to continue.

Make the goal specific and measurable.

I will become healthier or fitter is a good desire, but it’s not a specific goal. I will lose ten pounds by X date or I will be able to run a full mile by X date are goals. You have a way to measure the goals, a specific date for achievement. You need something specific. If you just want to feel better, you need to say how you want to feel better. Do you want to have more energy, or maybe less back pain? How will you know when you’ve achieved that goal? You need to be able to measure it and make it specific.

  • A big goal may seem unrealistic, but once you break it down to smaller more attainable goals, it looks far more achievable and less intimidating. You also need to give yourself enough time to achieve big goals.
  • No matter what type of goal you create, whether it’s about health, finances or something else, it needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time bound.
  • When you break down a goal into smaller goals, the next step you have to take is to create steps to achieve that goal. Create a workout schedule and stick with it or make meal plans.
  • If you need help setting up steps, seek help from a professional. A personal trainer can create a fitness and nutritional program designed specifically for your needs.

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Top Fat Burning Foods

Top Fat Burning Foods

One of the dreams often expressed by people trying to lose weigh is to eat everything they want and still lose weight. Almost as though the more food eaten, the more weight lost. It may be the perfect dream, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. There are fat burning foods that actually help with weight loss. These are thermogenic foods that increase metabolism or food that requires more calories to digest than they contain. Unfortunately, you can’t live consuming just these foods, they don’t provide all the nutrients you need. You can, however, add them to a well balanced diet to boost your potential for weight loss.

What’s a thermogenic food.

You probably already include chicken in your diet, since it’s a good source of protein, but did you know that eggs are also a good source and increase thermogenesis. They’re packed with nutrients, which also boost your metabolism and help you lose weight. Since they’re packed with protein, they make you feel full longer. One study showed that the group eating three eggs for breakfast compared those who ate a bagel, reduced the amount of calories consumed throughout the day. It also helped reduce body fat. Eggs also boosted the groups metabolism by as much as 35% for several hours after consumption.

Drink your way to a slimmer you.

Coffee is a metabolism booster, by as much as 13%. Drinking between one to four cups of coffee, depending on the coffee’s strength, can increase metabolism because of the caffeine. Green tea is another fat burning drink. One study showed that it increased the body’s fat burning significantly if consumed before bicycling. It contains some caffeine, but also EGCG, a biochemical that promotes fat burning, particularly belly fat. Don’t forget drinking water. According to studies, drinking more water can help you lose weight, particularly if it’s icy cold water or you drink a glass before a meal.

Some types of oil can help you burn fat.

Olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, blackseed oils and others can help you burn fat. These healthy oils boost your metabolism and help cut your appetite by making you feel fuller longer. Each type of oil has a different twist in how it helps. Flaxseed and fish oil, for instance, contain omega-3 fatty acids to help digestion and prevent insulin spikes that can cause belly fat. Both help suppress appetite and make digestion better. Both increase thermogenesis, just as coconut oil does. While each type of oil may work differently, they all get similar results.

  • Want a real fat burner that will burn your mouth, too? Try eating more chili peppers. The capsaicin in peppers that makes it hot, also makes you feel fuller longer and boosts your metabolism.
  • Apple cider vinegar is the naturalists medicine in a bottle, but did you also know it can help improve blood sugar levels and burn belly fat? One teaspoon in an 8-oz glass of water in the morning is the starter formula.
  • Avoid fat free options and stick with the full fat ones. Food labeled fat free normally have additives that make food more palatable, like sugar—which is the number one enemy of weight loss. Full fat Greek yogurt contains conjugated linoleic acid that promotes weight loss.
  • Add some whey protein to your smoothie. Studies show it can increase your metabolic rate, plus burn far more fat than other protein additives, like soy or casein. Other studies show it boosted weight loss.

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My Diet Has Me Constipated - Help!

My Diet Has Me Constipated – Help!

Everyone has been constipated at some time in their life. It’s uncomfortable, but a topic that isn’t always discussed with friends. What you eat makes a huge difference in whether you have to strain when you’re on the toilet or make your bathroom visit shorter and more productive. While your diet plays a big role, other things can help you “get moving,” too.

Constipation comes from several things, one is lack of liquid in the colon.

Another reason for constipation occurs when food passes through the colon too slowly, causing too much liquid is removed. That causes hard, dry stools that make it hard to pass. If you want to make the waste to pass faster, so less fluid is removed, exercise is one way to help. It causes the contractions to accelerate and the muscles in the intestines to push food through faster as it increases your heart rate and breathing. Just walking or riding a bike can help.

Drink more fluid throughout the day.

If you’re even slightly dehydrated, it can cause your pooh to be harder, with less fluid to allow easy passage. It may not help you unless you’re in one of three groups, people who are dehydrated, pregnant women and older people. Studies show that people who are dehydrated, no matter how mild, benefited from extra water. Studies showed that by increasing fluid intake, it lowered the risk of constipation in pregnant women. In several studies on older individuals, there was a direct relationship between low fluid intake and constipation. Seniors are also more susceptible to dehydration.

Add fiber to your diet whenever possible.

There are two types of fiber and both of them help to make your bathroom time shorter. Soluble fiber dissolves in water to create a gel that keeps stools softer and easier to pass. Insoluble fiber adds bulk, which can also help you go….unless you don’t have enough fluid, then it’s like adding cement to your stools. Focus on legumes, apples, figs, sweet potatoes, avocados and other foods high in soluble fiber. If you eat a lot of white rice, bananas or other food high in insoluble fiber, drink extra water so you don’t create a brick in your colon. Sometimes, too much insoluble fiber makes matters worse.

  • Certain diseases and medications for those diseases can cause constipation. Thyroid problems, MS, IBS, diabetes and hypercalcemia are those health problems. See a physician to make sure it isn’t just diet that’s the problem.
  • Eating fewer carbohydrates and eating more probiotic foods, such as sauerkraut, kefir or yogurt, can help relieve constipation. Avoid processed foods and foods high in sugar and white flour if you have chronic constipation
  • Coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant that causes intestinal muscles to contract and make going easier. Foods higher in magnesium, like spinach, also help.
  • Prunes and prune juice are also notable for treating constipation, but be aware a little goes a long way. If you suffer from bloating and gas from prunes, stick with prune juice and avoid juice with pulp. Drinking a glass of water before consuming prunes or prune juice helps.

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Depression Can Come With Age - Exercise Can Help

Depression Can Come With Age – Exercise Can Help

Studies show that exercising can help lift depression, no matter what your age. In fact, in cases of mild depression, it’s often the recommended treatment. Just walking can be an effective tonic to lift the spirits. For more severe cases of depression, many therapists are adding exercise as an adjunct therapy. While we always recommend a full body workout that hits all types of fitness, including strength, flexibility, endurance and balance, you don’t do it all to get benefits for depression.

It’s all about stimulating endorphins, burning off stress hormones and getting your blood circulating.

When you exercise, your body starts burning off the fight or flight stress hormones. While flexibility training won’t necessarily do it, something as simple as walking or running will. Movements as simple as slow dancing can be beneficial for those that don’t enjoy walking. Movements like tai chi are good for those that are wheelchair bound. It’s all about getting the body moving and boosting circulation.

Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help you feel better.

If you don’t think you can walk for a half hour at a time, try three sessions of ten minutes each. Studies show that as long as you get at least ten minutes in each session, three sessions have the same benefits as a half hour one. It’s all about stimulating the endorphins. Do it regularly and you’ll feel much better after each session. After several weeks, you’ll probably be able to do an entire half hour at once. Do it regularly each day to get the depression lifting benefits.

Strength training is also a way to get depression relief.

A number of studies show that strength training is good for lifting depression. In fact, one focused on stroke survivors that did strength-building workouts for ten weeks. Not only did the study show it provided a number of benefits for overall health, it helped lift depression that often occurs after a stroke. Strength-building also improves your self-image and feeling yourself grow stronger is part of that. Increasing your strength gives you more of a feeling of self-reliance and independence. They can also lift your mood.

  • Yoga can also help lift depression. While yoga builds flexibility and strength, it also helps develop discipline and mindfulness. The breathing exercises help settle your mind and act like a type of meditation.
  • Try walking barefoot on the grass on a sunny day. Both the sun and the grounding that comes when your bare feet connect to the ground can help lift your spirits.
  • Have fun with the kids and make memories. Whether it’s taking them to the zoo and walking, shooting hoops, dancing in the living room or riding bikes, you’ll feel better exercising with the kids. If you don’t feel like it, fake it until you can make it.
  • Another reason exercise can help anyone of any age is that it helps you sleep better at night. Lack of sleep can cause mild depression and depression can also cause insomnia. Break the cycle with exercise.

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Bicep Workouts At Home

Bicep Workouts At Home

Whether you workout online or in person at UpFit Training Academy in New York, NY, you probably strive for a particular look, especially when it comes to abs and arms. While everyone wants to look stronger, even women, few actually want bulging biceps and instead prefer for lean, but toned ones with a bit of a curve and more when flexed. There’s a lot of reasons people can’t make it to the gym at the times when the gym is open, which is why we offer virtual training that provide bicep workouts at home.

The bicep has two heads to work.

You need to work both heads and it’s even better if you work other muscle groups in the area, such as triceps, back, shoulders and chest. You don’t have to have dumbbells or barbells, you can use bodyweight workouts. Push-ups can do it, but only if you modify the push-up. Standard ones just build the chest, triceps and deltoids. Changing the placement of your hands. Put your hands closer together, leaving just a few inches in between. The closer you put them, the harder the push-up becomes. When you lower yourself, your elbows will flare out at about a 45 degree angle. Raise yourself back up and repeat. Do as many as you can.

You’ll be surprised at how much equipment you have in your home.

Do you have a backpack? Do you shop for groceries? Do you have a broomstick? All of those can be used as equipment. Fill your backpack with books or canned goods or carry your groceries to the car without a cart. Hold either one by its handle to your side, arm straight. Bend your elbow slowly as you bring your arm toward your shoulder, maintaining total control during the vertical rise. Don’t allow your arms to swing side to side. Use the broomstick loaded with backpacks or purses with cans on both sides and do a curl.

Most people have a sturdy chair in their home, but make sure it doesn’t have rollers.

You can do push-up style dips using a sturdy coffee table or a chair. The key is the way you hold your hands. Place your palms up with your fingers pointing down and grasp the seat of the chair, thumbs on top of the seat. Slowly lower your body to work the biceps and as you push back up, you’ll work the triceps. Your body should be straight with feet out behind you, as in a modified push-up position. Only lower yourself as far as you can comfortable.

  • If you don’t have dumbbells at home, you’ll be surprised at what you can use to do curls. Fill water bottles, use soup cans, milk jugs or laundry detergent jugs with sand or water.
  • You can do towel curls at home or in a hotel room. Put a rolled up towel behind one thigh, with each hand grasping one end. Use your leg as the resistance and pull until you lift it off the ground.
  • Resistance bands are a good tool to build biceps and are cheap and easy to store. For a bicep curl, put one on the floor, standing on it with feet shoulder-width and grasping an end in each hand. Slowly lift the bands with your palms facing up, then back to starting position.
  • You can modify the bicep curl by changing your hand position. Do a hammer curl with your palms facing each other as you grasp the handles of the resistance bands or a reverse curl by placing palms downward.

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Do Cumin And Turmeric Aid In Digestion?

Do Cumin And Turmeric Aid In Digestion?

Herbs have been used for thousands of years to help relieve many health issues, besides making food taste better. Two popular herbs are cumin, and turmeric, which provide many health benefits, including aiding digestion. Each one has special properties to help relieve gassiness, soothe sour stomach and relieve that queasy feeling. Both of these herbs are used in cooking, with cumin more popular for

What is cumin?

Cumin is a spice that originated in Egypt. In fact, it was often used in mummification. It’s often confused with caraway, although the taste of cumin is hotter. That’s one reason it’s often used in chili or found in chili powder. It’s used in soups, curry and sometimes in pastry. It contains monounsaturated fat, protein, fiber, vitamins E and B, plus iron, magnesium and manganese. Cumin has been found to be beneficial for hemorrhoids, heart disease, inflammation, vomiting, insomnia, viral infections and to boost the immune system. The Sanskrit name for cumin is Jira, which means digestion. It’s frequently mentioned in the Bible, too. One verse refers to tithing with mint, dill or cumin, so it was highly prized.

Turmeric also provides a number of health benefits.

Turmeric comes from India. It gives dishes it’s added to a golden color. It’s used both in cooking and part of herbal remedies, more recently, the scientific community has found its beneficial for a number of ailments. It helps the body with its anti-inflammatories and antioxidant properties. Besides digestion, turmeric helps prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome and degenerative conditions, which often occur from chronic inflammation.

How cumin and turmeric aid in digestion.

Part of the reason cumin helps digestion comes from the fiber that stimulates the digestive system and prevents constipation. However, it’s the thymol in cumin that really helps. First, it helps prevent gas from forming and combats flatulence. It stimulates the glands that produce enzymes and secrete acids for digestion. Enzymes are important for proper digestion. It’s also good for acid reflux. The curcumin in turmeric helps stops the inflammation that leads to GERD. The anti-inflammatories and antioxidant properties also help with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

  • To make the benefits of cucumin in turmeric more bioavailable, use it with a bit of black pepper. The piperine in black pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%.
  • Studies showed that 20 drops of cumin essential oil in water every day relieved the symptoms of IBS, such as abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea and painful bowel movements.
  • While taking some of the herb turmeric may help, too much can be a problem. Too much turmeric or turmeric tea can actually increase stomach acid. It also thins the blood, so don’t use it if you’re on blood thinners or two weeks before surgery.
  • Adding turmeric to your diet may provide benefits for exercise and can help with depression. It boosted the action of Prozac when taken together. It also improves dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor and serotonin.

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