Last week we touched on the incredibly powerful super-root Ashwagandha, and it’s amazing healing and preventative benefits. It seems every week I sit down to brush up on my health education, I learn about new research and discoveries in holistic health. It’s so exciting to play a part in spreading the word about “Self-Care” instead of health care.
This leads me to some more information I’ve found about one of my favorite superfoods: TURMERIC.
Turmeric is an ancient spice that’s been used for thousands of years for healing a multitude of different ailments. Today, over 5,000 different studies have linked this powerful plant to over 600 positive health benefits.
Turmeric permeates membranes of free radicals, and neutralizes them. This prevents them from spreading and creating more oxidation.
Turmeric contains more than 2 dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including 6 COX-2 inhibitors. COX-2 is an enzyme responsible for pain, and inflammation, so inhibiting or “blocking” that enzyme is imperative for pain relief.
In the book “Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action” respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke Phd noted curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in prevention and treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, oral cancer, and other types of cancer.
Turmeric powder – You can sneak this into anything, like smoothies, rice, stir fry dishes, and even on veggies and organic meats.
Turmeric capsules – I try to take two capsules of this per day, regardless of what I plan on eating.
Curcumin powder – Curcumin is the most active ingredient within turmeric. This is really potent, and will easily stain your kitchen, so be careful. I use this when I need a super high dose of the curcumin benefits. I often mix this with coconut or goat kefir. It tastes great, and the kefir makes it more absorbable. You can also find it in our Organifi Gold superfood blend.
So to make my super potent Kefir Golden Milk Drink, here’s the recipe..
Please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience with turmeric and other healthy plants, roots, and herbs in your own journey towards health and happiness.
FitLifers, I wanna leave you with this quote below — a little something to ponder. See you next week!
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