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If you aren’t familiar with Turmeric, it’s what gives curry that vibrant yellow-orange color you see when you eat Indian food. This special plant’s most active ingredient is called Curcumin, which is made up of strong antioxidants that generate beneficial anti-inflammatory effects to the human body. The people of India noticed these effects of this nourishing plant thousands of years ago and have been using it ever since as a medicinal herb and to add flavor to their cooking.
Dr. Josh Axe, a certified doctor of natural medicine, even claims that Curcumin is more advantageous than certain prescription drugs. Dr. Axe’s passion is to help people get healthy by using food as medicine, and Turmeric is his all time favorite! On the top of his list of prescription drugs that Turmeric could replace, you ask? It’s all across the board: anti-inflammatory medicines like Tylenol, anti-depressants like Prozac, arthritis medications, cholesterol regulators, and even painkillers.
As more and more of us are learning about Turmeric, we’re realizing how truly remarkable it is for our health. At Simple Mills, we love sharing awesome health tidbits with our community. So here are a few easy ways you can incorporate Turmeric into your diet to reap some of those anti-inflammatory benefits!
Cut up some green or red peppers and take a pinch of turmeric to toss in the pan while your cooking up some scrambled eggs. Maybe throw some cheese and other favorite spices of yours in too!
Mix your favorite combo of vegetables together with 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil and turmeric. Roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Sprinkle in about 1 teaspoon of Turmeric with your favorite soup. We love it with tomato! Wait until the Turmeric is completely dissolved, and enjoy!
A great way to start your day is with a smoothie in the morning. Add a teaspoon of fresh turmeric to any smoothie blend you love, it might change the color, but you won’t even taste it!
It’s super simple! Add ¼ teaspoon Turmeric to 1 cup of boiling water. We love stirring in some raw honey and fresh lemon juice. For a more filling drink, use full fat coconut milk instead of water or try this Turmeric Latte.
Want more Turmeric recipes? Make our Southern "No-Corn" Bread Muffins for a quick, healthy snack!