The 5 Benefits of Turmeric in Our Crackers

Known for its warm colour and earthy flavour, turmeric is a spice that does more than simply enhance the flavour profile of our pumpkin seed crackers. Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a number of health issues, and with good reason!

Based on some high-quality studies, there are plenty of health benefits when you add turmeric to your diet.

Here are five of the best reasons to eat turmeric:

1. Take It as an Anti-inflammatory

Curcumin is an active ingredient in turmeric that helps fight inflammation. As a natural anti-inflammatory, curcumin helps suppress many molecules that are known to play a role in inflammation.

2. Improve Your Memory

Curcumin does it again! This compound helps neurons in the brain form new connections, and multiply in certain areas. Curcumin may increase levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the protein that’s involved in memory, learning, and other brain activities.

3. Fight Free Radicals

In biology, when we refer to free radicals, we’re talking about unstable atoms that bond with other atoms, which can damage your body’s cells. Turmeric can help neutralize free radicals, negating their effect on healthy atoms. Its antioxidant properties may also stimulate the action of other antioxidants.

4. Help Fight Depression

Consuming turmeric has benefits for your mental health too. According to a controlled study through the National Institutes of Health, curcumin shows promise as an effective antidepressant. Depression is linked to lower levels of BDNF. There is also some evidence that ingredients in turmeric can boost serotonin and dopamine. 

5. Lower Your Cholesterol

Heart disease is a leading health issue worldwide; it’s absolutely vital to take care of your heart health. Turmeric can be helpful by helping manage cholesterol levels when used along with medication. Research shows that the curcumin in turmeric may help lower certain levels of cholesterol.  

The Food Science Behind Love Me Some Crackers

We believe in healthy snacking. Our founder and food scientist considers the health benefits and nutritional value of each hand-selected ingredient. We add 780mg of turmeric powder to every pack of our turmeric pumpkin crackers. It’s way more than you’ll find in average turmeric supplements–they typically contain 300-500mg.

When it comes to getting your daily dose of turmeric, Love Me Some crackers are an excellent source, and they’re tasty too!