Turmeric is the Golden spice and it is here to stay. Not only known for it’s rich color, its also known for its richness in antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory health benefits such as chronic pain, arthritis, brain diseases, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, cancer, depression, skin diseases, digestive ailments such as IBS and colitis and liver conditions.
Turmeric is also beneficial for our skin, not only due to its extremely high antioxidants but also for its ability to fight free radical skin damage from environmental pollutants. Known sometimes as the “Indian saffron”, turmeric is what gives curry its bright orange color.
Turmeric is available in the fresh root form, powder form, capsule, liquid extract or tea. The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. For curcumin to be easily absorbed into the body, it should be eaten or taken with black pepper (many turmeric capsules have black pepper) for its full effectiveness.
Here are some of our favorite ways to easily incorporate turmeric in our day.
- Sunshine breakfast: Toast one sprouted whole grain bun and spread with sriacha mayo. Heat one teaspoon of oil in a frying pan. Add a few dashes of turmeric powder to the pan and swirl it around for a few seconds. Crack one egg into pan and cook to your liking. Place the egg on the bun. Top the egg with sliced tomato, sliced avocado, sprouts of your choice and salt and pepper
- Iced Golden Milk: into a blender add 1 cup almond milk, 2 teaspoons raw honey, ½ teaspoon fresh ground turmeric (if possible, if not you can use powder), ½ teaspoon cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of fresh ground ginger and a dash of black pepper (optional). Blend until well blended. Strain and pour over ice and enjoy!
- Antioxidant Quinoa: to a heated pan with oil, add steamed cauliflower, cooked quinoa and cooked chickpeas. Add turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper. Top with sliced scallions.
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