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Turmeric, a powerful anti-cancer spice

If you are leaving for summer holidays make sure you have turmeric with you: according to a recent study, it tackles skin cancer.

Turmeric, a spice already studied by scientists for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is also a powerful anti-tumour ingredient. An American study shows that this yellow root slow the growth of melanoma, the skin cancer caused by long sun exposure, and boosts apoptosis, i.e. the death of cancer cells.

 

Turmeric is available pure in powdered form or mixed with other spices in curry. In some natural grocers you can buy fresh roots, which are very tasty and rich in beneficial properties. You can use it fresh or powdered as any other spices to flavor some other food. We suggest to add a pinch of turmeric on the rice at the end of cooking, or mix it with good fresh cheese. It will be healthy and flavoury.

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