If you think that’s a glass of orange juice pictured above guess again. It’s a health superstar that’s likely in your spice cupboard. TURMERIC is a staple spice in Indian cooking and if you haven’t heard about its extraordinary health benefit read on……
TURMERIC has ahhh-mazing YUMMY AGING properties. The active compound curcumin is known to have a wide range of medicinal benefits, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial AND anti-virus. What other food can lay claim to that!
TURMERIC has been proven as an effective treatment for the pain of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. It aids in cancer prevention, it boosts liver detoxification by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens. This wonder spice lowers cholesterol and stops platelets from clumping together to form clots. It is beneficial in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease and most recently has been used in the treatment of depression.
TURMERIC has extraordinary beautifying properties specifically related to how it cleanses the blood. It keeps the red blood cells from clumping, increases circulation and aids in tissue healing. Because it helps increase circulation and promotes better blood flow, turmeric helps make the skin more glowing, supple and healthy looking.
TURMERIC powder is probably in your spice cupboard and can be found in all grocery stores. Fresh turmeric root is available in the produce section of natural food stores.
Here’s a great TURMERIC TONIC (pictured above) to kick off the New Year. Below is a rundown of all the goodness it contains….pretty amazing!
Here’s to Yummy Aging and Abundant Health.
2 cups coconut water
2 inches fresh turmeric root or 1 tsp powder (I use the fresh root whenever I can)
1 inch fresh ginger root
¼ tsp sea salt
1-2 tbsp raw honey
Peel ginger and turmeric. Chop. Remove lemon skin.
Place in blender with coconut water, sea salt and honey.
*For maximum absorption drink Tumeric Tonic with food containing fat (ie avocado toast) and black pepper.
Goodness in the Glass
Turmeric – anti inflammatory, very strong antioxidant, inhibits cancer cell growth, reduces blood pressure, speeds healing, treats diabetes
Coconut water – high in potassium for optimum cell function
Lemon – alkaline/liver cleanser
Ginger-increases circulation reduces inflammation
Raw honey – reduces production of stress hormones
Sea salt – helps regulate blood pressure and reduces adrenaline levels
Imagine that! All that goodness packed into a little glass. Cheers!