Looking for diet supplements to get you ready for summer? I happened upon this tidbit today so wanted to share.
Curcumin is the major polyphenol present in turmeric. This ingredient appears to reduce weight gain in mice and also suppresses the growth of fat tissue in mice. Researchers have been studying mice by feeding them high fat diets and then supplementing their diet with curcumin.
Weight gain happens because of the growth and expansion of fat tissue. This won’t occur unless new blood vessels form (angiogenesis). Curcumin appears to suppress angiogenic activity in the fat tissues of these mice in the study. Researchers do not yet know whether these results can be replicated in humans.
Turmeric is known for flavoring curry.