turmeric-2344157_1920Curcumin longa root, the best food to include into your diet

Ailing from a sports injury? Looking to boost your immunity and defense against heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and many other health issues? Turmeric could be the single most powerful root vegetation to deliver on these promises and improve your overall health. 

The Many Benefits of Turmeric

Chronic inflammation has been linked to many degenerative diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, and HD. The general benefit of turmeric is anti-inflammation, which, according to Dr. Sebi and other leading health advocates in our industry, help fight against all detriments to health. Our body’s natural ability to ward off disease improves since it no longer has to contribute energy towards dealing with the inflammation in the body thanks to natural medicines like turmeric. Additionally, turmeric makes for an excellent supplement for athletes since reducing inflammation can reduce recovery time.

Also known as curcumin longa, turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, curcumin being the leading curcuminoid responsible for its yellow color and medicinal properties. These natural-occurring nutrients are not found anywhere else—definitely not in broccoli, chicken, and white rice for those body builders—making it incredibly important to implement into a diet at every opportunity.

Healing the World

Known in India as “The Golden Spice of life,” turmeric has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. An article published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research stated, the benefits of turmeric include “anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, anticoagulant, antifertility, anti-diabetic, antibacterial, anti fungal, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anti-fibrotic, anti-venom, anti ulcer, hypotensive and hypocholesterolemic activities,” making this one of the most powerful foods in improving an individual’s defense against natural ailments.

Health benefits of Turmeric:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces rheumatoid arthritis and increases dexterity
  • Anti oxidant
  • Antimicrobial
  • Reduces allergies
  • Improved skin health
  • Prevention of degenerative disease
  • Helps fight against gingivitis and other dental issues

Implementing Turmeric into a Diet

Turmeric should always be eaten with freshly ground pepper since that can boost the body’s absorption of turmeric by up to 1000 times—that’s definitely enough to convince me to live with at least little spice in my life. While turmeric is a root, it is often sold in powdered form as a spice.

A great dish that builds around the taste of turmeric is curry. These are one of my favorite vegan-friendly dishes that really highlight the taste of turmeric while blending with softer-tasting ingredients, like potatoes and coconut milk. Curry can be made so many different ways, making this truly a versatile dish for anyone. Curry can be made with garbanzo beans, vegetables, tofu, potatoes, peppers, and nearly any way you can think of. Many recipes are variations to the dish to accommodate allergies, omitting ingredients such as coconuts and peanuts, and replacing those with something just as tasty. Luckily for me, I’m not allergic to anything so I can enjoy every type of vegan curry dish in existence!

Other ways to implement turmeric into one’s diet without having to make curry every night would be to sprinkle some turmeric and ground black pepper over rice or putting them into a smoothie—you often won’t taste the turmeric, but your smoothie could be a little spicy.

It’s easy to see the many benefits of turmeric and why everyone should be including this food into their diets. The only challenge would be to find your favorite curry to choose from because they’re all so good!

I’d love to hear ways you use turmeric. Tell me some recipes in the comments!