If you’re a fan of curries then you may already be familiar with turmeric. But this golden spice isn’t just for adding flavour. It’s also the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease.
So we’ve put together the top 5 benefits of turmeric although there are plenty more…
Prevents cancer. It can help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing cancer cells and even destroy cancer cells.
Controls diabetes. It can help moderate insulin levels. It also improves glucose control and increases the effect of medication used to treat diabetes.
Relieves Arthritis. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that it can help treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It also has antioxidant properties that destroy the free radicals in the body that damage cells.
Reduces cholesterol. Research has shown that using turmeric as food seasoning can reduce cholesterol levels and may help prevent cardiovascular disease. So instead of reaching for the salt, sprinkle a bit of this spice instead.
Immunity booster. With winter fast approaching, we all need some help in boosting our immunity and fighting off colds. This spice is one of the foods with the highest antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is anti-viral, anti-fungal and can help protect against cancer. Inflammation is the cause of many chronic diseases that cause health to deteriorate, so turmeric is your anti-inflammatory superhero! Top Tip: When you mix it with black pepper, you increase your body’s absorption significantly.
Heals wounds. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent so if you have a cut or maybe a burn, just sprinkle some turmeric on it to speed up the healing process. It can also help to repair damaged skin and is good to use for skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Try our special Liquid Gold Tea.
Total Time: 5 minutes
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Turmeric (powder or grated root)
– Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes.
– Add in coconut oil, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes.
– Stir and pour into glasses.