Turmeric for Weight Loss

Turmeric benefits weight loss

Mar 23, 2022

There are many methods that promise to shed extra pounds. Have you tried the natural turmeric for weight loss? This is one of the most ancient and natural ways that help you stay healthy, fight infections, prevent diseases and maintain ideal weight. 

What makes turmeric the golden ticket to weight loss?

Turmeric’s main compound Curcumin has anti- inflammatory capacity that plays a key role in weight loss.

Weight loss and fat loss?

Quite often one gets confused with weight loss and fat loss. Weight loss measured on weighing scale is not really fat loss. While weight loss is an overall reduction in the weight of the body, fat loss means reduction in the fat mass accumulated in the body and this should be the more healthful goal. Chronic inflammation can hinder weight and fat loss process. It can also lead to stress producing hormone cortisol which promotes weight gain. 

Turmeric benefits weight loss and also hinders regaining weight

Turmeric reduces the inflammation and helps you not only lose weight but also improves your mood and gives extra boost of immunity. It also helps supress fat tissue growth and curbs weight gain. 

Let’s understand the science behind turmeric for weight loss

Most health ailments including obesity have one thing in common and that is inflammation. Though turmeric contains around 235 compounds, it is the bioactive compound curcumin which shows promising results in reducing inflammation, body weight, BMI and waist circumference. Let’s take a quick look at evidence-based health benefits of curcumin in turmeric.


Inflammation causes excessive fat deposition in the body. The curcumin in turmeric has high anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation and oxidative stress which will further help in losing weight. 

Bile Production

Regular intake of turmeric benefits weight loss as it increases the production of bile in the stomach. This digestive juice helps in breaking down the fats and metabolism. 

Sugar levels under control

The curcumin in turmeric prevents insulin resistance and helps stabilise blood sugar levels. This can further make it easy to lose extra weight. 

Helps digestion

The anti-inflammatory compounds, antioxidants and fiber present in turmeric helps acid production, muscle movement and easy digestion. The WHO had recommended it for treatment of acid reflux, flatulence as used in Ayurveda medicine. 

How to use turmeric for weight loss?

Turmeric can be used in cooking and health drinks. However, one must make sure it is pure organic without chemicals. Adulterated turmeric or the one grown with fertilisers can do more harm than benefit. Here are a few simple and quick recipes with turmeric for weight loss

Turmeric tea 

Servings – 2 

  • Boil 2 cups of water
  • Add 1 teaspoon pure organic turmeric powder or 1 inch grated raw turmeric
  • Add 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Allow it to simmer for about 10 minutes
  • Strain into a glass
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of wild honey (optional)
  • Enjoy the warm drink every morning.

Options: You can add pure honey, ginger, lime for antimicrobial and Vitamin C benefits. 


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Turmeric taken with black pepper can speed up weight loss

Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric suppresses fat growth. In order to increase its bioavailability, meaning easy absorption of curcumin in the body, turmeric can be combined with black pepper. Black pepper contains the substance called Piperine which makes curcumin more bioavailable. Turmeric and Black Pepper to Maximise Health Benefits (naturesbox.in)

A 2016 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that curcumin can actually change fat cells. Our body has white and brown fat cells. While white fat cells only store fat, brown ones are active and burn out to produce heat and energy. When white cells are turned brown, it can help improve metabolism and get rid of excess weight.

Curcumin is fat soluble

The key component curcumin in turmeric can break down fat and destroy fat tissues. It regulates metabolism. 

How to make turmeric part of your daily routine to stay healthy?

Morning Detox – Add ½ teaspoon to 1 glass of warm water and drink on an empty stomach every morning. You can also add some pure wild honey to it. 

Prevent infections – Make a marble sized turmeric ball using a little water and take one every morning.

Cooking – Add a pinch of pure organic turmeric to sauteed vegetables, soups, salads.

Bed time drink – Mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder to a glass of warm milk. 

High curcumin turmeric benefits weight loss

Many studies suggest that high curcumin turmeric has the potential to fight infections and prevent health ailments. Normally, the regular turmeric packs available in the market contain a mere 2% or nil curcumin, as it is often extracted while processing. 

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