What are some benefits of turmeric
- Reduces inflammation
- Supports your Immune system
- Supports joint health and overall mobility
- Helps with Digestive System
- Powerful antioxidant
- Helps with a long list of diseases including diabetes and arthritis
I’m sure you’ve heard or seen Turmeric recently and probably wondering what all the hype is about. Turmeric is a perennial plant, native to India. It’s actually part of the ginger family and has been used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years. This spice is most commonly used in curry but there are many recipes you can add it to. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Combining black pepper with turmeric helps it get better absorbed through the blood stream. Black pepper contains piperine, a natural substance that helps with absorption of curcumin. Consuming it with a healthy fat can also help with the absorption. If you’re cooking with Turmeric then make sure to add some black pepper and olive oil to reap the benefits. I think it’s best to take Turmeric in some sort of supplement to get the full benefits. I personally love Qunol Liquid Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine 1000mg. If you have a Costco membership then you can find it there or even order on Amazon.com. I’ve recently made Turmeric Tea also known as golden milk. If you enjoy tea like I do then this is an excellent way to consume Turmeric. Below is a great recipe to try!
How to Make Turmeric Tea:
* 1/2 cup of milk (dairy or plant based unsweetened)
* 1 teaspoon of turmeric
* 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
* Dash of ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup, optional
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to boil and and then lower to simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the milk is a golden color. Strain the milk into a cup and enjoy right away. You can pre-make and keep in refrigerator for a few days.