If you haven’t heard about turmeric and it’s many benefits, you are in luck, because we are going to fill you in about the many health benefits with creative ways to add turmeric into your lifestyle. From lattes to face masks, tumeric is a versatile spice that you need to check out.
First things first, What is turmeric?
Tumeric is a spice from the root, curcumin that has been used in India for years. Curcumin is the main active ingredient that is full of antioxidants and is an anti-inflamatory. Curcumin is better activated into the blood stream with the addition of black pepper.
What does it do for you?
Boosts cognitive function– protects brain cells
Supports joint and muscle health– eases aches by inflammatory response
Detoxifies– optimizes liver function
Fights inflammation– reduces redness topically and reduces inflammation internally
Promotes radiant skin and mood balance– fights lines and wrinkles
How do I use it?
Here are some great and simple recipes so you can integrate turmeric into your meals!
- Tumeric Latte– aka “golden milk” or Haldi Doodh in India: Mix one tsp tumeric powder from Whole Foods to steamed almond milk. Add cinnamon, honey or stevia for flavor and black pepper to really activate the curcumin.
(Equilibria in Williamsburg has amazing tumeric lattes. Try the Tumeric Cider latte.)
- Tumeric spice for dinner– Add tumeric powder over your grilled veggies or sweet potatoes for a nice flavor to your meal.
- Tumeric Face Mask– Add 1 tsp Simply Organic Tumeric powder to 3 tsp honey and a 1/4 cup milk. Mix together ans spread evenly on face. Keep it on for 15 -20 minutes and wash off. This will reduce redness and pull all the impurities and dirt from the pores.