You may have noticed how turmeric has become one of the current trends to consider with its phenomenal health benefits (see below), however we all know that it takes effort to ensure we stay on track with our good habits.
Here are a few added thoughts on how best to eat and drink turmeric and how the body will absorb it. If you use it right, there are plenty of health benefits to be had, including weight loss.
Take an expresso cup-sized portion of coconut milk, add some black pepper and half a teaspoon of turmeric each morning rather than a turmeric latte with almond milk. It has been shown that the fatty acids in the coconut milk and the black pepper are catalysts. When black pepper is consumed with turmeric, the body absorbs curcumin, the phytochemical component of turmeric, 2,000 times more effectively. And why not make a weekly supply to conserve time!
If a morning turmeric shot isn’t your cup of tea (so to speak), try using turmeric in a homemade curry – it’s the ultimate cold-weather comfort food and perfect as we start our autumn in the UK.
To get the full turmeric benefits, try and buy it fresh – you can pick up turmeric root in Indian, Thai and Chinese supermarkets (look for it next to the fresh ginger – the two ingredients are cousins), otherwise all good supermarkets have it on the spice shelves.
Here is some added info about turmeric. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that’s been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. Its active compound, curcumin, has been extensively studied for its disease-fighting potential and preventive health benefits. Turmeric is one of the most nutritionally rich herbs. It contains good amounts of protein, vitamin C, calcium, iron, dietary fibre, sodium, and about 24 calories in one tablespoon serving of turmeric. It also provides a rich supply of vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, and manganese.
Always ignite your power.
To your health,
P.S That daily cuppa will keep inflammation away.