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:
- Add it to Scrambled Eggs or Tofu
- Add it to Sautéed or Baked Vegetables
- Add it to Chicken
- Recipe: Honey Roasted Turmeric Chicken
- Sprinkle it on Greens
- Recipe: Turmeric Sautéed Greens
- Take a Supplement
- Add it to a Smoothie
- Make Tea
- Recipe: Turmeric Tea
- Make Golden Milk
- Add it to Soups
Overall, those are just a few ideas but there are many different ways to take turmeric while still reaping the numerous benefits.