Natural remedies for common ailments are always a hit. Turmeric, the bright orange spice that is a staple in Indian cooking, has been studied extensively over the years for its medicinal properties. And with great success it has been proven to have wonderful health benefits, especially for its anti-inflammatory advantages. It has actually been proven to have over 600 potential therapeutic applications as well as 175 beneficial physiological effects.
Inflammation is becoming increasingly prevalent these days. So many people don’t realise they actually have inflammation throughout their body. It has a strong link to chronic disease and is a precursor to conditions like heart disease and cancer.
Toxicity, poor nutrition (high sugar, processed foods and inflammatory foods), stress, and poor gut health are the top causes of inflammation in the body. By lessening these we help lessen the irritation and reduce our chances of developing chronic disease, joint pain, discomfort and inflammation. Adding in more anti-inflammatory foods and ingredients like turmeric can also greatly improve your health.
Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin, which is what has the anti-inflammatory properties. This, along with other healing benefits, helping cleanse the blood and give your skin a radiance boost. Which is why turmeric sky-rockets to the top of the recommended spice list!
Here, are some ways you can incorporate turmeric into your diet, and help address hidden inflammation in the body in a natural way.
- Start your day with lemon in warm water with some turmeric.
- Mix turmeric through scrambled eggs.
- Mix it with cinnamon and coconut oil and use it as a topping for chopped sweet potato and pumpkin before roasting them in the oven.
- Sprinkle it on your salads.
- Use it with curry powder and coconut milk to create a curry paste.