Turmeric - Why you should be consuming it.

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TURMERIC THE SPICE EVERY HOME SHOULD OWN

Ok, so I'll be honest, I am not keen on the taste of turmeric, however that does not stop me from taking it.  I have been supplementing with Turmeric since around 2012.  I, by accident discovered that Turmeric is amazing at reducing my menstrual pain. I have experienced its powerful anti inflammatory benefits.

 

The Benefits of Using Turmeric

 

In India, turmeric has been used since ancient times to deliver that gorgeous yellow colour to curry as well as for its incredible healing powers. The mild aroma which is a bit similar to ginger lends a slightly pungent flavour that you can grate like ginger or shake in powdered form to add a little something extra to your favourite soups, stews and sauces.

 

By adding turmeric to your foods though, you’re adding more than another level of flavour to the foods you cook. You’re adding an amazing roster of healthful benefits. Never tried turmeric before? Time to start adding it into your daily diet so you can benefit from it too!

 

Amazing anti-inflammatory properties

Research has shown that turmeric’s main antioxidant called curcumin is instrumental in naturally reducing inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the root cause of most illnesses and diseases so by ingesting more turmeric, you’ll be preventing many problems before they begin. 

More antioxidant power

Free radicals cause damage to the cells in your body. You can stop that from happening my eating more antioxidants. Thanks to curcumin in turmeric, you’ll be getting mega antioxidant power. It’s even more amazing than other types of antioxidants because it helps your body create more antioxidant enzymes which help your body protect itself from damage better. 

Better brain function

Curcumin increases the levels of a growth hormone called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). With elevated levels, you’re less likely to suffer from depression or Alzheimer’s disease. If you have a family history of brain disorders, make sure you start using more turmeric to potentially prevent it from happening to you too. 

Less risk for heart disease

Again, the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric come into play to protect your heart. The lining of your blood vessels is responsible for blood pressure regulation as well as clotting. When it’s not functioning as it should, it can cause heart disease. In addition to the anti-inflammatory properties though, turmeric helps reverse it when it’s in the preliminary stages. Turmeric really takes care of your heart. 

 

Turmeric can do even more for you by helping you look and feel younger and boosting your mood.

It does so much good for you so start sprinkling it into everything to look and feel your best.

There is one bit of caution you should take though in regards to turmeric. If you are going in for any type of operation, you must stop taking it prior to as it can thin the blood. Post operation, you can continue consuming turmeric again as you were before.

 

So there you have it! Below you will find 3 different ways of consuming Turmeric.  2 recipies and Instructions on how to make your own turmeric capsules - which is much cheaper than buying them!

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Turmeric Tea

TURMERIC TEA

OK so I'll be straight with you! This might not be the tastiest way of consuming this bad boy but its quick and easy!

1 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder 

1 Teaspoon of Fennel Seeds (really digging Fennel right now!)

Honey or Agave (Vegan option)

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GOLDEN JUICE

TURMERIC ELIXR

GOLDEN JUICE

A juice I often make in the mornings, this should yield a small glass of juice, but feel free to double the recipe to yield a bigger glass.

1 Orange

3 Carrots

1 Apple

1 1/2 inch piece of fresh turmeric (or half Tsp of Turmeric Powder.

 

HOW TO:

1. Rinse all your fresh ingredients

2. Peel the orange

3. Add the carrots to your juicer

4. Add the Turmeric to. your juicer (add at end if using powder)

5. Add the Apple to your juicer

6. Stir juice (add powder here)  and drink straight away.

 

TURMERIC CAPSULES STEP BY STEP

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TURMERIC POWDER CAPSULES - STEP BY STEP

Ok so I have bought Turmeric Caps for a long time, and they can work out expensive if you re consuming them on a daily bases especially if you are consuming high amounts for the anti inflammatory benefits.  I make my own Vitamin C capsules and it crossed my mind that I should do the same with Turmeric and save myself at least £50.00 per month!

HERES WHAT YOU NEED

1. Veggie gel capsules - You can buy them here, I use size 00 (you may wish to use smaller)

2. Organic Turmeric Powder

3. Organic crushed Black Pepper (The Piperine in Black Pepper helps the absorbtion of the Turmeric)

 

HOW TO:

1 Pour your Turmeric powder into a large bowl

2. Add some of your crushed Black pepper to your Turmeric - you want to try a ratio of 3/4 Turmeric and 1/4 Black Pepper§

3. Mix the Turmeric and Black Pepper throughly 

4. Pull apart your veg caps

5. Scoop up the Turmeric mix with one half of your veg cap

6. Pop the other half of the veg cap on to create a capsule.

There you have it - Your own Turmeric capsules that are much cheaper than buying.

 

There you have it.  I hope this blog post has been helpful and I would love for you to share it with your friends and family.

 

Much love

CLAIRE