Turmeric has antioxidant properties. Free radicals are molecules that can damage the body’s tissues and cells, including those in the muscles. As we get older, the body becomes less able to tackle free radicals which can contribute to problems like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation and wrinkles.
Antioxidants are important here as they work to neutralise these free radicals thus protecting the cells and tissues. As curcumin is a natural antioxidant, this means that turmeric could offer some protection against free radicals too. Turmeric can aid sore muscles after exercise