benefits of turmeric + golden milk recipe

Move over, matcha. Turmeric is taking the headlines.

Although it has been used in India for thousands of year, there has been a lot of talk about Turmeric lately. So, what’s so all the buzz about?

Nature’s medicine
Turmeric, which is the spice that gives curry its yellow color, is not only used in cooking, but is also used as a medicinal herb. Studies have shown Turmeric to have many incredible health benefits and therapeutic properties (curcumin being the most powerful healing compound in turmeric), and could even be considered to be stronger and more beneficial than many prescription drugs.

Here are just some of the benefits of this powerful herb:
>>Fights inflammation
>>Helps manage depression
>>Reduces pain & arthritis
>>Protects the brain from cognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s
>>Treats digestive discomfort and inflammatory bowel disease (IBS, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
>>Helps regulate cholesterol
>>Acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals
>>Boosts the immune system
>>Helps manage diabetes by lowering blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance
>>Reduces the risk of several types of cancer and may help reverse cancer

turmeric

I mean… is there anything Turmeric doesn’t do?!
Incorporating this powerful spice in your diet can be very beneficial to your health.

I treat turmeric like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce… ‘I put that sh*t on everything!’ I add it to my omelets, sprinkle it on top of my salads and cook it into my soups (like this one).

Here is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this super spice:

turmeric tea
healing turmeric tea recipe (golden milk)
Ingredients:
>>1c. milk of choice (unsweetened almond, cashew, coconut, etc.)
>>1tsp. coconut oil or ghee
>>1tsp. turmeric powder
>>1tsp. cinnamon
>>1tsp. raw honey, maple syrup or stevia (or to taste)
>>1/4 tsp ginger powder (optional)
>>tiny pinch of black pepper (optional; this helps to increase the absorption and circulation of curcumin)

Instructions
Blend or whisk all ingredients together.
Pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot, but not boiling.
Drink immediately.

Happy healing!

Sources include:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19594223
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18462866
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22407780
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19233493
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633300/

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