turmeric

Tasty and Trendy Turmeric

We’re back again for our Superfood Series, and this week is the turn of the golden root that seems to be everywhere at the moment…Turmeric!

Whether it’s lattes, broths or smoothies, turmeric seems to be creeping it’s way into all the new superfood concoctions, and when we look at the benefits of consumption, there’s really no wonder why!

Turmeric is an incredibly diverse ingredient, you can buy it in fresh or ground form and add it to anything and everything to start reaping the benefits.

In India, Turmeric has been used medicinally for thousands of years to treat a huge variety of ailments as it boasts brilliant antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as being a source of beneficial antioxidants and one of nature’s most potent anti-inflammatories. Great stuff eh?

Turmeric can ease a huge array of niggles, from stomach issues, heartburn and indigestion, to skin conditions, acne, psoriasis and wounds. This spice can boost brain function, keep us alert, ease symptoms of depression, sooth an unhappy gut, fend off migraines, the list goes on!

Here are some of the many vitamins, minerals and nutrients you’ll find in turmeric…

  • Beta-carotene
  • Flavonoids
  • Curcumin
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iron

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So don’t just keep turmeric for your curries! Sprinkle this wonder-spice into your life daily and you’ll see why the health world and those in-the-know are raving about it.

Although do expect orange fingers as a side effect 🙂

For more of our Superfoods Series click here…

 

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