Why You Need Turmeric In Your Diet

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Turmeric Golden Milk

Turmeric: One of Natures Most potent Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory remedies.

Golden mylk lattes, turmeric milk and anti oxidant milk. Turmeric isn't just for pretty yellow drinks, it packs a punch with its' nutrition and healing benefits. It is mostly enjoyed in curries along with other warming spices in savoury dishes, but is very versatile so can be included daily in many ways.

Here's why you should add some turmeric into your daily nutrition...

Turmeric, also referred to as ‘Indian saffron’, is a rich deep yellow colour with an earthy flavour and a fragrance that resembles a combination of oranges and ginger. It is most commonly known for its use as a potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial.

The therapeutic uses and healing properties of Turmeric are due to its main active constituent Curcumin. There are almost 7000 peer-reviewed articles demonstrating it’s effectiveness in preventing and treating illness and disease, making this powerful little rhizome necessary to help you stay well and keep you young.

Some of the many amazing benefits of Turmeric include its' ability to inhibit cancer growth and destroy cancer cells; boost the immune system; reduce chronic pain and inflammation in disorders such as osteo and rheumatoid arthritis; lower blood glucose levels by reducing insulin resistance in diabetes, and lower cholesterol.

In ancient and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used topically as an antiseptic for cuts and wounds, as a digestive and carminative to relieve bloating, reflux and billious liver conditions.

It is also a very important adjunct to treatment for chronic injuries, sports injuries and any recurrent pain and inflammation.

Turmeric has also been deemed a safe and more effective treatment in depression and mental illness when compared to Prozac through clinical trials. 

An easy way to incorporate Turmeric into your diet is by juicing it when used fresh, or adding it to curries, soups and dressings in powdered form. It is best absorbed by adding a little black pepper for maximum therapeutic effects.

We have created a refreshing, energising Golden milk smoothie recipe that will give you a boost in antioxidants and circulation, while tasting great. 

For the busy individuals that would prefer to take a 2 veggie capsules per day, we also have our NEW Alkaline Turmeric 60 Caps available here

We also stock the Practitioner Only BioMedica CurcuForte 60vc if you have a Naturopathic prescription.

Consult a Naturopathic practitioner if you are currently taking any medication to avoid any drug interactions. 

Frozen Golden milk smoothie

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

¼ coconut milk/almond milk or cashew milk

½ cup water

1 tsp turmeric powder

¼ - ½ tsp cinnamon powder

pinch of ground black pepper

slice of fresh ginger

Method:

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy!

Here is a short video on  the health benefits of Turmeric.


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