The benefits of turmeric
As you know I’m always looking for ways to help improve health and well being, and good health is as easy as choosing the right foods to help fight inflammation in the body.
Recently I’ve been looking into the health benefits of turmeric, a bright yellow Indian perennial herb of the ginger family that has scientifically proven anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The active ingredient is Curcumin, which has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic activity, and low toxicity.
Turmeric has been shown to be beneficial in the fight against inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, as well as type 1 diabetes, hashimoto’s disease, Crohn’s, chronic fatigue syndrome, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, dozens of cancers, alzheimer’s and heart disease.
A teaspoon, or one cm of fresh turmeric every single day will give you all these anti inflammatory benefits, and the best news is that there are dozens of ways to add this vibrant spice to your life. Drink it as tea, (and increasingly you can find turmeric lattes in may cafes, a delicious and healthy alternative to coffee), spice up your curries and rice, steep it with lemon for a morning pick-me-up, add it to soup or just take it by the teaspoon with a glass of water.
Writer, health coach and nutrition addict Ross Bridgeford has some great information on the health benefits of turmeric on his Live Energised website. See here for how to get more turmeric in your life and also here for some great ideas and recipes.
As Ross would say, “Get Tumeric’d” and live a healthier, happier life!
PS I will share my friend’s Golden Paste with you very soon! She has been in incredible pain in the past and feels this simple recipe really has helped her!
Before deciding for yourself you may choose to check with your medical practitioner first.
*Results may vary from client to client*