The Sad Truth About the Turmeric in Your Golden Latte

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  • Published on:  Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Now seems like a golden opportunity to talk about the positive health benefits of that turmeric in your morning latte.

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  • Master Therion

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    In other words, turmeric might help a little, but it won't help a latte.

  • The Aussie Slav

     (Sep 18, 2018)


  • dee give

     (Aug 25, 2018)



     (Aug 1, 2018)

    When we put our vegetables up for the winter, we use jars, but we call it canning. I find that jarring. And uncanny.

  • LINK servis

     (Aug 8, 2018)

    I have read this a week ago, my brain went into an infinite loop and I just regained my consciousness...

  • Alfred MacDonald

     (Aug 3, 2018)

    canned joke structure

  • ilovesparky13

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    Turmeric is a very important part of my culture’s cuisine. That being said, Westerners seem to be the only ones calling it a “super food.” 🙄🙄😑

  • Sequoiah Dreams

     (Apr 11, 2019)

    well it's been proven to be just as effective in treating anxiety/depression as leading market have to take quite a bit though i think the equivalent of 2 tsp or tbsp idr

  • Ion B

     (Jan 13, 2019)

    My late paternal grandma actually started ranting on it's benefits. Weird from a Bengali....

  • DanThePropMan

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    Gee, it's almost like the very concept of a "superfood" was invented by marketing departments to sell you things.

  • Russ Oconnor

     (Aug 1, 2018)

    Yes, "superfood" will make "super-poo-poo" and you will need "supertoiletpaper" to wipe your "superbutt". Which naturally costs twice ("superprice") as much.

  • James Cotter

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    All I heard was Turmeric was great as an anti-inflammatory food. I thought that was the main thing it had going for it, not "curing cancer." I wish you had laid out the science of its proposed anti-inflammatory status!

  • Diana Gibbs

     (Aug 21, 2018)

    Same. Turmeric is ALL over veterinary med right now, and I'd love to hear more about its anti-inflammatory effects, or lack thereof.

  • Aloewells

     (Aug 16, 2018)

    They claimed it bcos Indians use turmeric from ages in their dishes with other spices with their unique cooking style.This combination and cooking method prevents many diseases including cancer.

  • skuzlebut82

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    Grrrr.... come on SciShow. The term, 'Superfood,' was created by the industry to get people to buy their products. Superfood is not recognized by any scientific based journal, group or person. All you are doing by saying one thing is not a superfood is telling consumers that there actually ARE superfoods. There is no food that is a cure all. Nothing is a superfood. A balanced diet using nutrient rich meats, fruits, vegetables, etc, is how you can be healthy as far as your food consumption. Nothing is a...

  • Lance Clemings

     (Aug 13, 2018)

    Thanks for telling them. If only people had more common sense to just eat healthy and do basic exercise instead of chase fads looking to fix their fat asses with minimal effort.

  • skuzlebut82

     (Aug 9, 2018)

    Bacchanalia On the contrary, it depends on the meats you consume and also depends on how they are prepared. You can get plenty of nutrients eating muscle, liver and kidney. You can't get everything you need from those but there are plenty of nutrients in the various meats of an animal. Liver and kidney are indeed meats, too.

  • Micah Philson

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    Someone should make a compilation of every time they've explained Double-Blind studies in a video.I know it's important every time, what if someone who doesn't know about that watches just this one video, but really, that'd make a fun, very long compilation!


     (Aug 8, 2018)

    It would be fantastic to see it as a ‘stage mix’ style like they do on Korean music shows. Same length as one explanation but randomly switching between all the different explanations when they meet up in a similar position :)

  • Aaron Dangerfield

     (Aug 7, 2018)

    That is so true.. if these kinds of shows could use the same reference system between them, as not to repeat, it would be great, but university is feared unfortunately.

  • Sware

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    PAINS is a quite clever acronym

  • Julia Holsapple

     (Aug 6, 2018)

    "Pan Assay" sounds funny enough.

  • Casey Goode

     (Aug 2, 2018)


  • Euclid Panarchy

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    I think you guys owe turmeric itself a video now. Focusing on lattes and antioxidant effects is very misleading. Turmeric supplements have been found to be VERY effective anti-inflammatories...

  • rdizzy1

     (Aug 11, 2018)

    They are simply responding to the most common claim, which is that it is a superfood and an antioxidant. And do you have the citations for studies showing that turmeric powder (not pure curcumin), on it's own is a "VERY effective" anti-inflammatory? I'd like to read it. Studies that show that curcumin powder has an effect have nothing to do with turmeric, as you wouldn't be able to consume enough actual turmeric to hit the dose of pure curcumin powder they use in those studies. (Usually somew...

  • Xero

     (Aug 9, 2018)

    Mandrake Fernflower, nope, it's the same compound, curcumin. SciShowis misleading.

  • V Theory

     (Jul 30, 2018)

    Turmeric? You mean that yellow spice that I've been eating in Indonesian food all my life? Haha it's probably not a superfood, but it is delicious. Definitely recommend everyone try it!