October 2021

The Health and Nutrition Benefits of Turmeric: The Powerhouse Spice

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The Health and Nutrition Benefits of Turmeric: The Powerhouse Spice

Turmeric is a spice that has been used for centuries, both in foods and medicinal remedies. There are even things like turmeric gummies you can take… but is the hype legit?
There is research to suggest that the active compound in turmeric—curcumin—has promising anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. This compound is what gives turmeric its bright yellow color and has been shown to play a role in blocking the inflammatory response pathway, as well as providing antioxidants that fight free radical damage. This is a big deal when it comes to preventing disease because chronic inflammation in the body can contribute to the onset of disease and conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.

So what’s the best way to add this health-promoting powerhouse spice to your diet? Pair it with fat and black pepper! Turmeric is fat soluble and a compound found in black pepper helps your body absorb the curcumin and maximize its benefits.                                           

Try this Golden Milk recipe to help you unwind before bed


1 1⁄2 cups non-dairy, unsweetened milk such as cashew or almond
1 tsp ground turmeric 1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground ginger 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1⁄2 tsp vanilla extract Pinch of black pepper     


1. In a saucepan, mix all ingredients together, place over medium heat and whisk until hot and thoroughly combined, about 3 minutes
2. Remove from heat and serve hot 

**Save the PDF below for quick access to your new go-to recipe!**

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