Turmeric has always played a leading role and is known as “Golden Spice” because of its color and multiple benefits. Whether on the culinary level or to treat certain dysfunctions of the body, turmeric has been satisfactory most of the time. Find in this article some of the benefits of this spice and 4 recipes that show you how to integrate it into the diet.

The benefits of turmeric for health

Turmeric is powerful because of the richness of its compounds. It has antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in many healthy nutrients such as iron, dietary fiber, niacin, magnesium, vitamins C, E and K and many more. To measure the extraordinary powers of turmeric, here are among others, the discomforts that this spice can treat:

-Turmeric helps fight cancer: Studies have shown that turmeric can help prevent prostate cancer. It has also been shown to prevent the growth of tumor cells such as leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer.

Turmeric treats depressive effects: turmeric activates serotonin which is known as the hormone of good humor. It also reduces the level of the stress hormone, cortisol, which helps to restore morale. According to the study conducted by researchers at the Government Medical College in India on 60 people suffering from depression, turmeric has proved as effective as prozac.

Turmeric relieves arthritis: According to a Japanese study, the regular consumption of turmeric helps prevent the appearance of rheumatoid arthritis thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin, active ingredient of turmeric. It is also ideal for treating or relieving osteoarthritis and in general joint pain.

Turmeric helps treat wounds: With its many antiseptic and antiviral properties, turmeric is effective at treating wounds, burns and other skin conditions such as psoriasis.

Turmeric also helps to keep your heart and liver healthy and helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease. To better integrate this spice into your diet, this article offers 4 recipes. Make your choice.

1) Turmeric tea

-Ingredients:

  1. -1 cup hot water

  2. -Half a teaspoon of turmeric

  3. -A pinch of black pepper

  4. -A teaspoon of honey

  5. -Half a lemon

Preparation:

Heat the water until boiling. Add the turmeric and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove and filter the tea. Add the rest of the ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes then serve.

Contraindications: In case of kidney and biliary disorders or heartburn, it is best that you avoid the consumption of turmeric, lemon and black pepper.

2) Turmeric juice

Ingredients:

  1. -1 teaspoon of turmeric powder

  2. -A pinch of sea salt

  3. -An Apple

  4. -A carrot

  5. -¼ celery root

  6. -1 pinch of ginger

  7. -¼ teaspoon black pepper

  8. -1 teaspoon of honey

  9. -1 cup of water

Preparation:

Wash and peel the apple, celery, and carrot and cut into pieces. Then put all the ingredients in a juicer or blender. Add the honey and ground pepper and ginger and mix everything in a blender.

Contraindications: Ginger is not recommended for pregnant women.

3) Turmeric detox tea to cleanse your liver

ingredients

  1. -½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  2. -½ cup of almond milk

  3. -½ teaspoon of cinnamon

  4. -½ teaspoon of cloves

  5. -A pinch of pepper

  6. -¼ teaspoon of turmeric

  7. -1 cup of water

  8. -A little organic honey

Preparation:

Mix the spices in a bowl, then add 1 cup of boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. Then add ½ cup of almond milk and a little honey.

Contraindication: This drink is not recommended for children under 12 years, pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding because of the presence of clove.

4) Golden milk or turmeric milk

  1. -Ingredients for turmeric paste

  2. -¼ cup of turmeric powder

  3. -½ cup filtered water

  4. -¼ spoon of black pepper

Ingredients for golden milk

  1. -vegetable milk (almond, cashew, or other)

  2. -honey

  3. -¼ teaspoon or more of turmeric paste

Preparation:

In a small saucepan, mix the turmeric, water, pepper and boil the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes. Once the mixture thickens, pour into a small container and keep it cool. The turmeric paste can be kept very well for at least ten days.

Mix a spoon of turmeric paste in warm vegetable milk and enjoy!

To note

– In any recipe containing turmeric, it is essential to add a little pepper because it stimulates the bioavailability of turmeric in the body, so that it is more effective.

– Before starting a turmeric cure, it is recommended to seek medical advice to avoid any drug interaction.

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