Turmeric is a complete standout at the herb section of your favorite supermarket not only for its deep yellow color, but also because of the fact that it’s so powerful — and that’s why it is something that you should incorporate in your diet on a regular basis. Below you will learn some of the niftiest tips and tricks to do that!
Before we learn how you can spice up your life with turmeric in a number of ways, let us first tackle why it’s one of the most powerful spices on the planet.
Curcumin — it’s what gives turmeric its characteristic color. More importantly, it’s something that makes turmeric possess anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. There are a number of sources of curcumin out there, although none of them compares to turmeric when it comes to curcumin content.
When it comes to taking advantage of the many health benefits that turmeric offers because of the loads of curcumin that the spice has, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:
Turmeric has to be consumed with a little black pepper or source of fat like coconut oil or olive oil. Doing this helps make curcumin in turmeric so much accessible to your body.
Experts recommend consuming 1 to 3 grams of turmeric per day to maximize the benefits of curcumin — that’s equivalent to about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
Now that you know why turmeric is an amazing spice and how you can benefit the most from it, let us take a look at some of the most ingenious way to include more turmeric into your everyday life:
Beautify Soups With It
A little turmeric will make the color of any soup nicer without changing the taste. But other than boosting the way it looks, turmeric also instantly makes any soup a potent fighter of the common cold or flu — you can attain relief from the symptoms with the help of a serving of soup with a dash of turmeric in it.
Make Egg Whites Look Delicious
There is no denying that scrambled eggs can look boring with the yolks out of the picture. A wonderful way to make egg whites look mouth-watering is by adding turmeric to them. What’s once a boring high-protein treat can become an eye-catching and inflammatory-fighting food with the help of turmeric.
Whip Up Golden Milk
Have you heard about golden milk? It’s just milk with a dash of turmeric, resulting in a beverage that offers so many health perks. What’s so nice about golden milk is you can use any type of milk that you prefer and not just cow’s milk. And also, you may add a little honey or vanilla to make a glass of golden milk a delight to drink.
Sprinkle on Roasted Vegetables
Everyone knows that roasting is a healthy way to cook vegetables. A great way to make roasted veggie look and taste phenomenal is by sprinkling turmeric on them alongside with your favorite herbs. No matter if you are roasting cauliflowers, potatoes or carrots, a little turmeric lets you come up with a masterpiece.
Create Flavored Salt
In a clear salt shaker, place some rock salt and add a little turmeric. Shake very well. Not happy with the color? Add a little more turmeric and then shake again. But especially if you are told by your doctor to limit your intake of sodium, always remember to use this salt and turmeric mix in moderation.
Add It to Your Favorite Smoothies
Last but not least, turmeric can help make any smoothie that you like a lot healthier. Don’t worry — your smoothie may change in color upon the addition of a little turmeric, but the taste won’t change that much. Especially if you are a super health-conscious individual, it’s a great idea to place a container of turmeric right next to your blender.
Can you think of any other smart idea on how to incorporate turmeric in one’s diet more often? If so, feel free to share it in the comments section below!