Turmeric: Nature’s Wonder Spice
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It has historically been used by many cultures for its health enhancing properties. Curcumin, the active substance found in turmeric, is more than a powerful antioxidant. Studies are now proving what Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine practitioners have known for thousands of years – this healing spice is truly a miracle medicinal root!
Turmeric has been shown to relieve:
- Blood clots (prevention)
- Digestive issues
- Atherosclerosis (plaquing of the arteries)
- Pain Syndromes
- High Cholesterol
- Bacterial and viral infections
Interestingly, most of these conditions are a result of inflammation! So just by reducing inflammation in your body, you are also addressing these other conditions.
Did you know that research confirms that turmeric reduces inflammation and pain as effectively as NSAIDS (Advil, Motrin, aspirin, etc.)? And without any of the side effects!
More recent studies are showing that turmeric may also be an effective treatment for depression. According to a study published in 2014,
“curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD (Major Depressive Disorder) without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.”
Here’s something super interesting – by simply adding black pepper, enhances the absorption of curcumin by an astonishing 1000%!
So here is my recipe for this wonderful drink!
Golden Milk (or Turmeric Tea) is a great addition to your daily routine. This warm and soothing beverage not only contains the anti-inflammatory properties of both turmeric and coconut milk, but it also helps to enhance the immune system and promote relaxation.
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1-2 Tablespoon Turmeric
- 1-2 Tablespoon Black pepper
- 1-2 Tablespoon Ginger
- 1 Tablespoon of Honey
- Splash of coconut oil
- 1-2 Tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 scoop Maca protein
Blend all the ingredients and enjoy! And Remember – Always Organic!
It’s also extremely delicious cold especially on those hot summer days!