Turmeric is a powerful root with many healing properties. Not only that, but it can be a versatile ingredient in many recipes.
Here are a few reasons why you should be incorporating turmeric into your diet!:
Soothes digestion – turmeric contains curcumin, a strong element that is known for helping aid digestion and reducing an overactive stomach.
Great for improving inflammation – curcumin is mostly known for being a strong deterrent against inflammation caused in muscles and bones, such as arthritis.
Prevents heart disease and Alzheimer’s – turmeric is known to increase antioxidant capacity to a high degree, allowing our body to fight of free radicals or other damaging effects to our heart and brain health.
Try some of these tasty turmeric inspired recipes (be sure to look for that golden glow!):
TURMERIC VEGETABLE FRITTATA:
In a medium-sized skillet, sauté ½ C chopped organic bell peppers, ½ C chopped organic yellow onions, ½ C organic cremini mushrooms, 1 C organic arugula in 2 tbsp. of olive oil for 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix 12 organic eggs, 2 tsp. turmeric, 2 tsp. garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste, 1/3 C milk of your choice, and pour over vegetables in skillet. Add 1/3 C goat cheese. Let cook for about 5 minutes, then finish baking in the oven (keep in skillet) for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Remove and serve warm!
GOLDEN MILK LATTE:
In a small saucepan, heat up 1 ½ C of a milk of your choice. Add the milk to a blender once it reaches the temperature of your choice. Add ½ tsp. turmeric powder, ½ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. ground ginger, ½ tsp. vanilla, ¼ tsp. black pepper, 1 tbsp. organic honey or maple syrup, and blend until smooth. Serve warm in your favourite mug!