The Asian spice is key in converting white fat, which stores calories, into brown fat, which can burn energy – reducing fat.
A 2009 study found that people with more brown fat have lower body mass indexes – so this could be key in aiding your weight loss.
The study from Korea found that curcumin, found in turmeric, changes white fat to brown fat in at least four ways.
It enhances brown fat specific genes, encouraging growth of brown fat.
Turmeric is being recommended by scientists to those who want to lost weight in January
It stimulates cells to make new mitochondria, which act as a stomach for each cell to break down nutrients, meaning more fat can be broken down.
It increases fat-degrading processes in the body and helps to prevent new fat production as well as improving your metabolism and the suppressing of new fat production.
The spice can also help to detox the liver, an organ than helps with fat burning.
Turmeric can lower blood cholesterol levels, reducing weight gain.
Curcumin, found in turmeric, changes white fat to brown fat – which is dissolved more easily
The yellow spice has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It was first used as a dye, and then later for its medicinal properties.
Research shows extracts from turmeric may have antifungal and antibacterial properties, as well as weight loss benefits.
Eating nuts everyday could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 40 per cent, breakthrough research has revealed.
Experts have revealed just a 1oz portion is enough to slash the risk of developing the potentially dangerous condition, which is linked to limb amputation, kidney failure and blindness.