Tumeric can help against negative DNA damage that can be caused by exposure to arsenic. In some cases such as in Bangladesh, people were exposed to Arsenic and ended up having lesions on their feet. This incident happened because Unicef was trying to provide clean water but they made a heavy error when they did not check everything thoroughly. A research study proved that tumeric helped to reverse DNA damage compared to their control group counterparts.
- Researchers tested whether curcumin (found in turmeric) could reduce DNA damage caused by exposure to heavy metals.
- One concern is that turmeric itself can be contaminated with heavy metals.
- High levels of beta-carotene, which is found in vegetables, can reduce the risk of arsenic-induced cancer.
“Arsenic is a carcinogenic heavy metal, and the major mechanism of arsenic-related damage appears to be oxidative stress.”
Read more: https://nutritionfacts.org/2021/03/16/benefits-of-turmeric-for-arsenic-exposure/