Turmeric is one of the most powerful and beneficial spice in the world. It has been used in India as a spice and medicinal herb for more thousands of years. This spice has yellow color and it has been used in many different cultures for centuries.
One of the main active ingredient of turmeric is a substance called curcumin. This substance is great antioxidant, has great anti-inflammatory properties, has anti-mutagenic and anti-fungal properties. It also has great anti-viral and antibacterial properties. The intake of turmeric provides high amounts of calcium, copper, protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin K, e and C.
The intake of turmeric is beneficial and provides:
- Our well-being and increased immunity
- Protects our heart ( decrease the risk of heart disease)
- Lower cholesterol
- Effectively treats arthritis, osteoarthritis
- Help the body digestion
- Treats depression
- Control the body weight
We suggest the intake of this powerful spice with these recipes:
- Turmeric juice
- A teaspoon of turmeric powder or ½ inch root of turmeric
- ½ squeezed lemon
- Sea salt
In a glass mix all the ingredients and drink the juice.
- Turmeric Smoothie
- A teaspoon of fresh turmeric
- ½ cup of almond milk
- 1 and ½ cups of frozen pineapple or mango
- A bit of black pepper
- 2tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon of hemp seeds
Instructions: blend all mentioned ingredients and enjoy your turmeric smoothie’s delicious taste.
- Golden Milk
- 1 cup of almond milk ( or a coconut)
- ¼ teaspoon of fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of fresh turmeric
- A bit cinnamon
- A bit of cardamom
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- A dash of clove
Mix well all ingredients and leave it to simmer for a while. Then put the mix in a glass and enjoy the taste!
- Soup of Turmeric
- 4 cups of veggie broth
- A knuckle of chopped turmeric
- Boiled water
Instructions: add the veggie broth and the chopped turmeric to the boiled water, let them simmer for 15 minutes, consume and enjoy!
- Tea from turmeric
- ½ teaspoon of fresh turmeric
- 1 squeezed lime
- A bit of black pepper
- Organic honey
- One cup of hot water
Instructions: when the water starts to boil put the turmeric. Let it simmer for 5 minutes and remove it from heat, and add the rest ingredients. Consume this tea after 10 minutes.
- Turmeric Kefir
- A cup of organic sugar
- ½ cup of water kefir grains
- 1/3 cup of fresh turmeric
- Cup of fresh ginger
- A gallon of fresh water
The turmeric and the ginger should be peeled and chopped. When the water starts to boil, add the turmeric and ginger. Leave the mix to boil for one hour, and then remove it from heat. When the mixture is cool, put it on a jar and add kefir grains. Leave the kefir in fridge and consume this mix after 5 days.
- Turmeric scramble
In order to get healthy and delicious breakfast, add turmeric to your eggs, enjoy the taste and the benefits of this powerful spice.