Turmeric and what you need to know about it…

I am married to a Pakistani man so I am no stranger to this amazing spice. I was truly unfamiliar with until my marriage over eight years ago. Every dish that was cooked by one of his family members had turmeric in it and usually in powder form. Turmeric has been used in India and Pakistan for thousands of years as a spice and as a medicinal herb.

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its beautiful yellow color. It can be purchased in a powder form or as a root which has a strong resemblance to ginger. A dear friend of ours was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors and as part of his recovery his wife cooked everything with fresh turmeric in addition to using it in fresh juice made for him daily. This was very eye opening to me – why not start using it in our daily life before we need it.

I keep fresh turmeric as well as the powder stocked at all times. When using the root you actually peel it just like ginger and I chop in in small pieces like I would chop fresh garlic. I personally like to get a nice size piece in my mouth so I can really taste it.

Health Benefits:

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and is a very strong antioxidant.

Curcumin found in turmeric can increase levels of the brain hormone which increases growth of new neurons.

May help reverse stages of heart disease by improving the function of the lining of the blood vessels.

Reduce cancer growth and development.

Help treat symptoms of arthritis.

Can be used to help alleviating the symptoms of depression.

Uses:

Turmeric is an essential ingredients used in fresh pressed juices.

Soups and Stews.

Vegetable Dishes.

Rice Dishes.

Curries.

Turmeric and Ginger Tea.

Turmeric Milk.

Smoothies.

Turmeric Dressing.

 

Share your favorite uses for turmeric. Get yours today and start using it everyday.

Live. Love. Eat. Enjoy.

Warmest Regards,

Christy O

 

 

 

 

 

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