Turmeric is a spice which is not only used as a flavor enhancer, but for its medicinal properties too for example in treating digestive problems and inflammation. It has been used for centuries by Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. The health benefits of turmeric have been proven by more than 7000 studies.
Turmeric is an incredible spice which should be included in your everyday diet. We are surrounded by harmful toxins which are present in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. These toxins have very negative effects for our wellbeing because they disrupt the endocrine system and damage vital organs such as the heart, liver or kidneys. Luckily, turmeric can provide protection from all these harmful compounds.
David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger have published a book called “The Ayurvedic Spice of Life” where they listed the following properties of turmeric:
- Cancer preventative
If you consume turmeric every day you can experience the following benefits:
Improved gut health
By eating turmeric you stimulate the gut which is very important because there are mood-stabilizing hormones in it which prevent mood swings.
Turmeric is excellent in treating inflammation due to the active compound it contains called curcumin. This compound has the same effects that anti-inflammatory drugs have, without the harmful side-effects such as ulcers, reduced white blood cell count or even internal bleeding.
Improved mental health
Turmeric helps you focus better and clear your mind. According to some experts, consuming turmeric has the power to prevent neurodegenerative diseases including depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease etc.
These are the 7 ways you can use turmeric daily:
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 cup of kefir and drink it to improve your overall health.
Turmeric juice shot
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- Half a lemon
- Sea salt
Squeeze the lemon and put the juice in a blender with the other ingredients, blend them well and drink the mixture.
- A piece of turmeric
- 4 cups of organic bone or vegetable broth
Grate the turmeric piece and simmer it with the broth for 15 minutes. To increase the bioavailability of turmeric, add some black pepper to the mixture.
- 1 cup of hot water
- ½ a teaspoon of grated turmeric
- A pinch of black pepper
- A squeeze of lime
- Organic honey for taste
Put the water in a pot on the stove until it starts boiling then add the turmeric. Simmer for 5 minutes on low heat, and after that strain the tea and leave it to cool down. Add the rest of the ingredients before drinking it.
- 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric powder
- ¼ of a teaspoon of freshly grated organic ginger powder
- 1 cup of organic coconut milk
- 2 teaspoons of organic honey
- ¼ of a teaspoon of vanilla
- A pinch of clove
- A pinch of cinnamon
- A pinch of cardamom
- ¼ of a cup of water
Put all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for a minute or two.
Prepare scrambled eggs and add a pinch of turmeric on them.
- 1 of teaspoon organic turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon ofmaca root
- ½ a teaspoon of organic coconut milk
- A pinch of black pepper
- 1 ½ cups of frozen pineapple or mango
- 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
Blend all the ingredients and your turmeric smoothie is prepared!