Turmeric is a simple spice the has been used in India for thousands of years….it has even been known as the “Golden Goddess” due to its remarkable ability to help the body in many ways. Remember, use organic herbs & spices where you can.
Here’s just a few reasons why it may help you:
anti-inflammatory throughout the whole body – including the joints & muscles, & even the brain.
anti-oxidant to scavenge free radicals within the body – even a stronger anti-oxidant than vit C.
supports the immune system & allergic reactions.
neuro-restorative by disrupting beta-amyloid plaques (found in Alzheimer’s Disease), & may restore neurons in the brain.
binds with heavy metals such as copper & iron, to aid in their removal from the body.
increases secretion of bile from the liver to help with digestion of proteins.
anti-microbial, & may even help heal peptic ulcers.
boost your metabolism!!
So how do you include turmeric to your diet besides in curries???:
add a sprinkle through your brown rice
into homemade salad dressings
sprinkle over the potatoes & vegetables whilst they’re shallow roasting
cook up a batch of Lentil Soup & add some extra spice to your life
even a breakfast of scrambled eggs can be ‘spiced up’!
Add some spice to your life – Turmeric!!
If you have a bile duct obstruction, gallstones or even ‘raw’ inflammation within the stomach – it’s best not to consume excessive amounts of turmeric, especially not supplements – unless under Naturopathic supervision.