If you google Turmeric you'll come up with hundreds of articles claiming it's benefits and healing properties. Turmeric is a spice from a plant in the ginger family that's been used in Asia for thousands of years. Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat hosts of illnesses.
It is a known digestive aid, blood purifier, antiviral, anti-bacterial, antifungal, anti-carcinogenic, fat metabolizer. It inhibits inflammatory reactions which are said to be one of the leading causes of cancer.
Turmeric also has a basic nutritional value which includes 26% daily value of manganese and 16% in iron. It is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, and healthy amounts of vitamin C and magnesium.
Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. But doesn't produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do. Such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding and even a lowered white blood cell count.
One time I was hit from behind on the freeway and needed to have 6 months of physical therapy. The doctor recommend I take an over the counter pain reliever 4 times a day! I went the Turmeric route and great. I didn't take a single Advil or Tylenol.
I wanted to share a delicious smoothie recipe I found courtesy of Wake Up World I can't wait to try!
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
• 1 cup hemp or coconut milk
• 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
• 1 fresh banana
• 1 tablespoon coconut oil
• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (can be increased to 1 tsp)
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ginger
• 1 teaspoon chia seeds
• 1 teaspoon maca (optional)
Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
This recipe is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. Not only will it increase your energy for the first half of the day, but it will clear your mind and infuse your body with some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world. Now that’s a great breakfast idea!