Turmeric is a superhero of all superfoods. I am totally addicted to that bright twist it gives our meals. Love the bright twist it gives my kitchen as well. I have a jar of turmeric next to my oven, so I remember to splash it into our meals. Yup, even our scrambled eggs. So what is all the fuss about?
This trend hit the cafe scene last year. Thank god this trend came in just after I sold my cafe. Making a turmeric latte would have been a paraphernalia. Have you jumped the fence from your morning cappuccino to a turmeric latte? I have to admit, I haven’t. One day I’ll treat myself. I think they are fantastically healthy. They are made with plant-based milk with a touch of turmeric, coconut oil, black pepper, cinnamon, and honey.
Seems like our liver works hard at dealing with the toxicity from our world today. Especially relevant is that turmeric is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse! It’s massive anti-inflammatory properties protect the liver from damage and may alleviate arthritis symptoms. With lower levels of inflammation, I find I am able to immerse myself deeper into my yoga practice. Twisting those twists like a yogi.
My Memory Needs It
The medicinal properties are due to the presence of the antioxidant curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties which may help preserve memory and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study from The University of Southampton found a link between reducing brain inflammation and slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s. These results could help revolutionize the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases. This study builds upon evidence pointing to inflammation being responsible for Alzheimer’s.
Incredibly, turmeric also has natural antibacterial, antiseptic and as I mentioned already, it is an antioxidant powerhouse. Consequently, these nutritional values make it fantastic for boosting our immunity.
I love juicing it for an elixir. I juice and often put it into an ice cube container to freeze. Have you noticed how it stains everything? After my turmeric, I swirl with water. Not keen on the yellow teeth look. The active ingredient curcumin is better absorbed by our bodies with black pepper. Finally, black pepper can enhance curcumin absorption by over 2,000 per cent.
In conclusion, I hope this inspires and motivates you to start using turmeric more often in your cooking.
Nic Makim is a nutritionist & health coach focusing on weight loss, cleansing, vitality and healthy aging. Nic tailors nutrition programs and coaching to help you feel your best. Simply drop me an email to chat about food.