4 Ways to Add Turmeric into Your Life for a Healthier You

Posted February 22, 2013 by in Health + Fitness

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. It’s one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes and has incredible medicinal value, too. Below are just some of the reasons why turmeric is good for you.

  • It prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
  • It’s a natural liver detoxifier.
  • It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  • It may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
  • Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
  • Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
  • Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
  • Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.

Now, here’s how to use it!

1. Spice up your food.

Add this spice to anything, besides sweets, for a new flavor and a ton of health benefits. You can use turmeric to add some zest to cooked vegetables, eggs, and meat dishes. You can also add it to boiling water you’re using to make pasta, rice, soups, and more.

2. Drink it as a tea.  

Bring four cups of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup, add honey and/or lemon to taste.

3. Use a turmeric supplement.

I like to take a turmeric supplement a day in case I am traveling and am unable to cook with it.

Here is a great source to purchase organic turmeric from.

4. Mix it with castor oil for a skin detox.

Castor oil with turmeric powder is a powerful toxin releaser for your skin. For women, it is great to apply to the breast and under arm area because it will pull out harmful toxins from the lymph nodes and fat cells.

Do you already use turmeric? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below!

* We are not doctors, please consult your physician before adding turmeric or any other supplement to your diet. 

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