The Many Wonders and Uses of Turmeric and Curcumin

This golden spice has received a lot of hype and for good reason. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a well-known antioxidant that supports many important systems of the body. These include helping to regulate the immune system and healthy inflammatory responses, the development of new cells, cardiovascular health, temporary relief from occasional pain, the regulation of blood sugar levels, and brain health during normal aging. An important side note is that a compound in black pepper has been found to exponentially increase the absorption rate and effects of turmeric. It is recommended to incorporate some black pepper with the consumption of turmeric.

Here a few different ways to try to integrate turmeric into the diet:

Overall, those are just a few ideas but there are many different ways to take turmeric while still reaping the numerous benefits.

Resources:

https://wellnessmama.com/5297/turmeric-uses/

https://www.pnas.org/content/115/32/8155#ref-2

https://www.thekitchn.com/7-ways-to-eat-drink-turmeric-198696

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/home-remedies-are-there-health-benefits-of-turmeric/