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FIVE EASY WAYS TO SPICE UP YOUR HEALTH WITH TURMERIC


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Turmeric has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for is health benefits. The vibrant yellow spice contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.


And now, wellness experts are raving about the the many benefits of this golden spice.


Naturopath Ema Taylor says incorporating turmeric into your daily routine can help reduce inflammation, reduce menstrual craps, fight acne and even promote youthful skin.


It also helps support liver function by enhancing the production of enzymes responsible for detoxification and fights body aches.


Here, Ema lists her top five ways to easily incorporate turmeric into your daily diet.


1. Enjoy a golden milk: Prepare a comforting cup of golden milk by adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder to warm milk of your choice, along with a pinch of pepper to enhance curcumin absorption.


Add in a touch of honey or maple syrup for a sweeter taste.


2. Brew a turmeric immunity tea: Combine one teaspoon of turmeric powder with hot water, a squeeze of lemon, half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and a drizzle of high quality manuka honey to create a delicious immunity tea.


Not only will this help with inflammation, but it will also help ward off colds throughout the winter months.


3. Cook up a delicious curry: Turmeric is a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine, particularly in curries.


Enhance the flavour and reap the health benefits by adding turmeric to your homemade curries and stews.


You can experiment with different spices and vegetables like sweet potato, pumpkin, tomato, lentils, and beans.


4. Sprinkle on roasted vegetables: To boost the nutritional value of roasted vegetables, sprinkle with a blend of turmeric, salt and pepper before baking.


The earthy flavour of turmeric complements the natural sweetness of vegetables, creating a colourful and nutritious side dish.


5. Add in a supplement: Adding in a high-quality turmeric supplement can complement your intake through food. By doing so, you have a higher therapeutic dose, ensuring you’re getting adequate intake daily.


Ema Taylor is the resident naturopath at GO Healthy

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