Whether you use turmeric root or turmeric powder. Turmeric is touted as one of the healthiest foods on earth. First of all it helps prevent and reverse most diseases. Everything from depression to diabetes. Even IBS.
Furthermore, its healing properties have been known for centuries. It’s been the subject to over 9,000 studies. As a result, this herb is one of the most researched medicinal herbs in history.
In addition, curcumin, its active ingredient, works better than most pain killers, anti-depressants, and anti-inflammatory drugs available today. Click here to read, “Curcumin Instead of Chemotherapy?”
What Are The Benefits Of Cooking With Turmeric Powder or Root?
Turmeric is widely used for its amazing health benefits. Thus a staple in many cuisines worldwide. This spice gives curry its yellow colour. In addition turmeric powder can be also used as a natural dye. It contains powerful antioxidants that fight cancer and inflammation, such as;
Therefore,these compounds promote cellular health, lift your mood, and relieve pain.
Cooking with turmeric can improve your health on every level. This healing spice has been shown to;
- Ease joint pain
- Speed up wound healing
- Fight depression
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Help prevent colds, flu, headaches, and even cancer
In addition, due to its high antioxidant content, it slows down aging and is protects your body from free radicals!
How To Cook With Turmeric
Turmeric boasts a subtle flavor that can complement most dishes. It goes well with both salty and sweet foods. Examples include;
- Scrambled eggs
- Roasted vegetables
Furthermore, you can also simmer turmeric with honey and milk to make tea. Click here for an amazing recipe for Lemon Chia Coconut Turmeric Muffin.
This spice has long been used in the Caribbean and Indian cuisines. You can add fresh turmeric root or ground turmeric to your favorite meals. It’s all based on your personal preference.
Blend it into fruit juices. Make curry at home. Even add it to rice for a burst of taste and colour. Get creative!
Try using turmeric in;
- Egg salad
- Moroccan chicken
- Chickpea curry
- Pumpkin muffins
Really, the possibilities are endless!
Dr. Morgan Sinclair, BKin, D.C. is a leading holistic healthcare doctor trained in functional medicine. She has extended her reach around the world by co-founding Family Health Advocacy, a health advocacy group lead by doctors and health professionals providing resources and education on global health matters. She has been fortunate to act as health a consultant to some of the largest companies in North America and as a professional speaker she’s had the privilege of speaking to thousands of people. Dr. Morgan is an advocate for people suffering with chronic pain and fibromyalgia and has co-authored a book on the subject.