Turmeric? ... Totally!

Listen, the word’s out. If you didn’t know it already, turmeric is awesome. If you are not consuming it on a regular basis it’s time to get with the program. Yes, it’s that yellow spice you likely have at home. It’s a major ingredient in curry and is a brightly colored relative to ginger root. It’s also the ingredient that gives mustard its yellow color. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and is what gives it the bright hue and fabulous anti-inflammatory properties.

Turns out that after 700 studies have been done to conclude that turmeric outperforms many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, with virtually no side effects! You would be amazed at the long term benefits of this yellow stuff but here’s the short list to convince you to pick some up. (Some recipe ideas to follow!)

Turmeric’s Health Benefits:

  • Potent anti-inflammatory
  • Natural pain killer
  • Boosts immune function
  • Increases the body’s antioxidant capacity, fighting disease and free radical damage
  • Improved brain function
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Enhances liver detox and function, protection against liver cancer
  • Good for skin (both inside and out)
  • Cancer protective
  • Anti-aging
  • Overall disease prevention
  • Speeds wound healing
  • May help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Blood cleanser

You get the idea? So start sprinkling turmeric in:

  • Scrambled eggs
  • Stir fried veggies
  • BBQ veggies
  • Protein marinade or direct on the protein
  • Salad dressings
  • Soups

Turmeric is a recommended grocery item for your juices and it is part of the juice recipes during your detox!