SUnless you have cooked Indian food, you may not be familiar the long time popular Indian spice, turmeric. This spice contains an active compound known as curcumin, which has reported health benefits that range from reducing inflammation to increasing circulation to protecting against certain cancers. Best of all, adding a little to your diet each day is easier than you think.
Here are just a few things the turmeric compound, curcumin, can do for you:
Boosts brain support
Curcumin helps to keep the brain functioning properly. It has be found to cross the blood-brain barrier and bind with plaque. This has a positive effect on cognitive function and could delay, or even reverse, certain brain diseases like Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Turmeric could relieve inflammation better than over the counter medicines. Curcumin has been reported to ease inflammation caused by inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, pancreatitis and more.
Curcumin can remove plaque build up in the arteries, preventing blockage. It also has been found to reduce bad LDL-cholesterol levels.
Because curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, it can reduce bloating, gas and other problems in the digestive tract.
Turmeric, with it's orange - yellow color and earthy taste, makes a wonderful addition to soups, chilis, curries, and stir-frys. How about drinking it? Another way to get some of this super spice is by making a turmeric latte!
What you need:
1 cup of milk (dairy milk or non-dairy milk)
1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon of maple syrup or honey to taste
What to do:
Add all the ingredients to a small sauce pan and whisk until combined. Turn heat to medium-high and whisk vigorously until it begins to foam — but do not allow it to boil. Once the mixture reaches the thickness you desire, remove from heat and pour into a mug.
Are you willing to give this super spice a try?
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