Turmeric is a spice known for its bright yellow color and inflammation fighting properties. Related to the ginger family, turmeric is a great spice that you can add to almost any dish to reap the health benefits. If you’re interested to learn more, read on!
Turmeric is a great way to add more flavor and spice, while getting some of the anti-inflammatory health benefits, to any dish. It’s recommended to pair turmeric with black pepper, as it will help the body better absorb the nutrients in the spice.
It’s known to contain many antioxidants and some claim it’s helpful in protecting against cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also said that turmeric is beneficial for those suffering from stomach problems, like constipation, cramping, and irritable bowel syndrome. Eating a diet that incorporates this spice can help prevent things like ulcers, bloody stools, and soothing irritation in the gut. Pretty cool, right?
In addition, turmeric has been found to help improve liver function and reduce levels of toxicity in the body. Because of this, people use it to help with detoxing. In traditional medicine, turmeric was often used to help with stress and cognitive abilities, too. It was used to help boost concentration, memory retention, and fight stress.
Personally, I like to add it to vegetables and potatoes, but there are numerous ways to use this spice. Are you ready to give turmeric a try? Here are a few recipes I recommend you to try:
Have you tried turmeric before? Do you have any good recipes to share? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment field below.
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