It’s a Turmeric kind of day !
This little spice (with BIG health benefits) seems to be popping up everywhere over the last 24 hours!
It made an appearance in my dinner last night/lunch today…
(Not so photogenic food – Moroccan Spiced Veggie & Rice Stew topped with Parsley Pesto)
And it also came up in class today, while learning about inflammation…
If that’s not enough, I flipped on the T.V. this afternoon and go figure the guest-speaker was talking about the health benefits of Turmeric !
New info that I learned about Turmeric today is that it is one of the ONLY foods that influences EVERY SINGLE chemical involved in inflammation in the body. It is literally an inflammation SUPER FOOD.
You’ve likely had Turmeric in the past, but some of you may not even know what it tastes/looks like. It’s an orangey-yellow coloured spice that’s used in many curry dishes, making it a staple in a traditional Indian diet.
….From plant… to useable spice!
Curcumin is the active and powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient in Turmeric, but it also contains a small amount of Iron, Dietary Fiber, and Vitamin B6! The benefits are endless!
Since INFLAMMATION is your bodies way of telling you that something is wrong (with signs such as redness, swelling, water retention, constipation) – you want to keep inflammation to a minimum – and one way to do this is through the consumption of anti-inflammatory foods/herbs/spices.
Ex. Turmeric, Ginger, Broccoli, Red Cabbage & Omega 3’s – and many more…
Not concerned about inflammation in yourself? Why not take a hands on and active approach and reduce inflammation before it starts!
Eat your Turmeric in many ways.
- Take 2 Tbsp. in warm water and drink it ‘straight up’
- Add it to your favourite recipe (stews, soups and casseroles are perfect for this)
- Make your own capsules of it, or buy it from the health foods store
- Add it to condiments such as mustard or salad dressing
Whatever way you choose, up your intake starting ASAP!