There is a common (and easily obtainable) kitchen spice that has proven effective against disease, comparable with at least 14 popular pharmaceutical drugs.
- No side effects.
- Anti-oxidant properties
- Great flavor
- A bright color that can be used as a natural food color (dye Easter Eggs!)
- Wide distribution to most supermarkets (and on Amazon!)
- Convenient forms (powder, capsule, root)
- Been used all over the world for thousands of years
- Therapeutic healing properties for pain and inflammation
- Antibacterial and skin wound healing properties
… there are even studies showing it could cure diseases like cancer!
Do you have this spice in your medicine cabinet?
What is this magical spice?
Turmeric is the main ingredient in curries and gives them their bright colors and high antioxidant content. The main disease-fighting active ingredient is curcumin.
I constantly see studies popping up showing turmeric effective against cancer, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, inflammation, on and on and on.
And today I read an article that said turmeric has been confirmed to be as effective as 14 different pharmaceutical drugs (named in the article) against various health issues, ranging from diabetes to depression!
Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.
Whenever I discuss the magical healing powers of one food or another, I am inevitably met with the question: “where are the scientific studies proving it?”
Well, in most cases, there is no motivation for a corporation to fund such a study, because their findings wouldn’t make them any money (and would probably work against them, since people would start popping cinnamon instead of blood sugar meds. Not much money in cinnamon these days).
But in the case of turmeric, there have been literally thousands of scientific studies conducted, proving its efficacy against hundreds of problems.
The best thing about turmeric is that it’s a delicious spice. I add it to everything:
- Sprinkle it into soups, over stir fries and into smoothies
- Add it to the liquid when making rice, quinoa or any other grain
- sprinkle a bit into the batter of baked goods
- sprinkle over eggs in the morning with fresh black pepper
- Make a yummy turmeric drink from scratch or try this golden milk mix with heated coconut milk or other milk substitute as a nightcap
It can be added to almost anything. If you add too much, it is bitter–but a little here and a little there, and before you know it, you’re getting a good, healthy amount.
I like to buy the organic version, because like with everything else, its effectiveness is increased and there aren’t as many contaminants. If you are particularly adventurous, you can even buy the raw turmeric root, which can be added to dishes similarly to ginger (and it looks like an orange version of ginger root!).
I like to try to get a little bit of turmeric in every day, so i can experience constant benefits of the anti-inflammatory power of curcumin.
I always keep a bag of bulk turmeric on hand, and the most common way I use it is in my eggs for breakfast: I heat my cast iron skillet with a bit of oil, then I sprinkle turmeric and freshly ground black pepper into the oil before adding my eggs.
Studies have shown that the best way to unlock the healing potential of curcumin from turmeric is to add three things:
- black pepper
Adding oil, heat and black pepper to turmeric whenever possible will boost the benefit and make it much more easily absorbed than just taking turmeric on its own.
So grab a jar of turmeric and see how easy it is to heal your body!
New to Freedom & Coffee? Start here.
Many of the product links in this post are affiliate links, which means I will receive a small commission from any purchase. I only recommend products that I love and this is at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting our mission with your clicks!