Most of us still think of turmeric as the spice that makes curry yellow. Well, it is, and most of us love a tasty curry dish, but there is much more to it than just taste.
Turmeric is used in most Indian meals and India has some of the lowest rates of colon, prostate, lung, and breast cancer.
The active compound in turmeric, known as curcumin, has many beneficial properties for health and vitality, such as:
- aids in digestion
- blood purifier
- skin clearer
- memory and brain function supporter
Need I say more?
the spice compares to the effects of the following medications:
- Lipitor (cholesterol lowering drug)
- Corticosteroids (for inflammatory eye disease)
- Prozac (antidepressant)
- Aspirin (blood thinner)
- Anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, silundac, phenylbutazone, naproxen and others
- Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug)
- Metformin (diabetes drug)
How about that? Don’t you think it makes sense to start consuming this wonder-spice and wean yourself off these drugs?
Let’s go over some of the health benefits again:
- It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent great for cuts and burns, or any skin condition to which it can be applied topically.
- When turmeric is cooked with cauliflower they work together as a preventive against prostate cancer.
- Adding turmeric to food helps in preventing breast cancer.
- It reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
- It has properties that can prevent melanoma and can kill existing melanoma cells.
- It prevents and slows down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque build up in the brain, as well as having many other brain and cognitive related benefits.
- It helps detoxify the liver.
- It has been shown to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
- It helps in regulating the metabolism and reduces unhealthy fat.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful in treating arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other pain caused by inflammation.
My formula as a substitute for your morning coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- A tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of honey
Just pour hot water on this and enjoy.
You have to keep stirring, as some of the ingredients don’t melt easily.
It’s good to be back; see you all next week.