They call it the “Golden spice” due to its color and valuable medicinal benefits as well.
Turmeric’s Health Benefits
Turmeric is so powerful because of the wealth of beneficial compounds that are present within it. It has antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in many healthy nutrients such as iron, dietary fiber, niacin, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, protein, calcium, copper, and zinc.
Prevents cancer ( T-cell leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer)
Relieves arthritis, osteoarthritis and general joint pain
Boosts the immunity
Heals wounds and other skin conditions such as psoriasis
Maintains healthy heart
Maintains the ideal weight
Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Protects the liver
Check Out These Incredible Ways Of Implementing Turmeric In Your Diet
1. Turmeric Tea
• 1 cup hot water
• ½ tsp fresh grated turmeric
• dash of black pepper
• some raw honey
• 1 lime squeeze
Heat up the water until it boils. Add turmeric and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the water from the stove and strain the tea. Add the remaining ingredients. Let it sit for 10 minutes then serve.
2. Turmeric Juice
• ½ lemon
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder or ½ inch turmeric root
• sea salt
Extract the juice from the lemon and turmeric. Add a pinch of salt to the juice and serve it in a glass. If you do not own a juicer you, freshly squeezed lemon, turmeric powder and salt will do the trick.
3. Turmeric Scramble
Include some turmeric powder in your scrambled eggs every morning.
4. Turmeric Soup
• 1 knuckle chopped/grated turmeric
• 4 cups veggie or organic bone broth
Boil some water and add the turmeric and broth, leaving it to simmer for 15 minutes. Next, strain out the chunks and add a little bit of black pepper to your new favorite soup.
5. Turmeric Smoothie
Include some turmeric in your smoothies or give this recipe a try
1 tsp turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
½ coconut or almond milk
1 tsp hemp seed hearts
1 ½ cups frozen pineapple or mango
1 tsp maca root
2 tbsp coconut flakes
dash of black pepper
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the mixture has a smooth texture.
6. Gold Milk
• 1 tsp turmeric powder/freshly grated
• ¼ cup water
• ¼ tsp ginger powder/freshly grated
• ¼ tsp vanilla
• dash of cardamom
• dash of clove
• dash of cinnamon
• 1 cup coconut or almond milk
• 2 tsp raw honey
Place everything in a pot and fry them for a minute. It’s simple like that.
7. Turmeric Kefir
• 1 gallon Filtered or Spring Water
• 1 cup of fresh Turmeric or ⅓ cup dried whole root
• 1 cup organic sugar or rapadure
• 1 cup of fresh Ginger
• ½ cup Water Kefir Grains
Make sure you peel off the ginger and turmeric and chop them up into little bits. Next, pour the water inside a pan and place it on heat to boil. Add the ginger and turmeric inside the pot. Reduce the temperature, put a lid on the pot and leave it for an hour to cook. Once it is finished move it to the fridge to cool off. After that, strain the mixture and store it in a glass container. Add the sweeteners and mix them thoroughly. The water kefir grains should be added in the end. Keep it closed in the container for 3-5 days and you can drink it afterwards.