Benefits of Turmeric + Daily Uses

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Turmeric is one of my favorite spices that I have incorporated into my journey of a healthier and natural lifestyle. It’s amazing how many different ways you can use this spice to improve your overall health. You can take it in the form of a tablet or extract but personally I enjoy using it in my food such as soups, smoothies and wellness shots. Turmeric is used as a healing agent because it contains curcumin which is a compound that halts the enzyme that is responsible for turning environmental toxins into carcinogens in our bodies. Not only that, but it serves to improve the digestions of fats and sugars which helps alleviate inflammation.

Benefits:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Anti-Depressent
  • Improves Cognitive Functioning
  • Good for Arthritis + Joint Pain
  • Acne Treatment
  • Prevent Cancer

Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate Turmeric:

Turmeric-Ginger Broth: I love making a light gut-healing soup with either chicken or vegetable broth and add noodles and fresh herbs such as green onions or cilantro. I even like to put a tablespoon of turmeric in a traditional chicken noodle soup recipe which doesn’t alter the taste too much but a nice golden color with anti-inflammatory benefits! Here’s Nourishing Meal’s recipe you can try!

Turmeric Lemonade: Turmeric lemonade is something you can easily make to drink everyday in the morning or turn it into a fancy detoxifying non-alcoholic cocktail! You basically squeeze some fresh lemon, add some ginger slices, mix it with some organic honey and add water with ice! If you want to make it look like a fancy drink, just add a sprig of rosemary or mint!

Coconut-Turmeric Smoothie: Simply add it into your next smoothie for a sweet, milky taste. It gives it a beautiful golden color and has tons of healing benefits! My favorite smoothie has coconut milk, banana, mango, cinnamon, chia seeds, and of course turmeric.

Turmeric Wellness Shot: Whenever you feel a cold coming along or you think that your immune system needs a boost, make yourself a powerful wellness shot. I used to purchase these for about $4 at the Farmer’s Market until I realized how simple it was to make myself. Mix a little coconut water, lemon, ginger, turmeric, cayenne, and black pepper. Black pepper enhances turmeric’s bioavailability which helps boosts the absorption making it’s benefits even more effective.

How do you like to use Turmeric? There are so many ways! Feel free to comment below!

 

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