This week’s real food feature is Turmeric!
Wow is this one amazing spice! Turmeric could possibly be the number one real food ingredient to add to your diet. There are so many benefits to turmeric that even mainstream medical sites and doctors are recommending it.
The main component in Turmeric that benefits the body is curcumin. It has been cited in over 6,000 scientific studies to help in many different areas.
The top conditions and diseases turmeric helps fight are:
- Stomach pain
- Liver and kidney problems
- And some Cancers
It also aids in:
- Brain and memory function
- Maintaining blood sugar levels
- Relieving skin irritation
- Reducing chronic pain
This tangy spice has long been used in India and surrounding areas for culinary and medicinal purposes. Turmeric is what gives curry it’s unique flavor and orange color. It has been a secret wellness ingredient for thousands of years.
When taking turmeric for medicinal purposes it can be taken in capsule form or as a tea. Because it is so powerful it could cause some adverse reactions if not taken carefully. Check with your health care practitioner if taking for medical reasons.
To benefit from turmeric for everyday wellness, start including it in your cooking! It doesn’t only have to go in Indian dishes. Personally I love the warm flavor it adds to chicken dishes and soups. You can buy turmeric here.
Turmeric can be used topically to help nourish your skin and reduce aging. It may leave you a little orange if you use a lot of it!
Have you added Turmeric to your diet?
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