Studies on turmeric for weight loss
A 2021 review of randomized control trials concluded that higher dose curcumin (the active compound in turmeric) of 1500 mg with specifically bioavailable forms showed promising results with significant reductions in participant body weight, BMI, and waist circumference.
Inflammation and weight loss
Turmeric, namely curcumin, may help support weight loss efforts primarily due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have shown that in states of obesity and being overweight, not only are pro-inflammatory cytokines increased, but anti-inflammatory cytokines decrease.
Evidence points to curcumin as being able to disrupt the dysregulation of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory systems in cases of obesity that can lead to difficulty losing weight.
Adding turmeric for weight loss to your diet
It's important to always consult with a health practitioner before taking a new supplement to ensure it's suitable for you.
However, adding turmeric to your diet is easy and hugely beneficial. Be sure to always pair it with black pepper and a fat like coconut oil, olive oil, or avocado to increase its absorption rate by up to 2000%
Add to stir-fries and curries
Add to smoothies
Add to baked goods
Add to teas and lattes