According to the Bible, the three gifts that Jesus received from the wise men were frankincense, myrrh, and gold. Why do we mention this here? Well, in those times, turmeric was called ‘gold’, so this means turmeric was actually one of the gifts given to Jesus.
This plant was part of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Besides being a flavorful spice, it can also act as a blood cleanser, so it used to be given to poisoned kings.
Nevertheless, it was recent that Western medicine acknowledged the medicinal properties of turmeric.
New toxins are being introduced to our environment every day. Last year, the number of new toxins present in foods, water, air, cosmetics, and cleaning products reached 42,000, many of which are detrimental to our health.
Many of them are endocrine disruptors, and others can harm some of your vital organs, including your heart, kidneys, and liver. Therefore, we must do everything we can to protect our health from the dangerous chemicals we’re exposed on a daily basis.
For that purpose, we present you with seven natural remedies, all of which include the golden ingredient, called turmeric.
Turmeric and Its Health Benefits
All of these toxic chemicals increase your risk of many diseases, so in order to protect your health, you need to follow a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Turmeric is one of the healthiest spices on the planet, so you need to include it in your everyday diet since it is:
- Cancer preventative;
Why Using Turmeric Every Day
Soothes Inflammation. Anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric have been proven by many studies. If you think about the fact that inflammation causes various illnesses, you can understand why it is extremely beneficial in the prevention and treatment of various inflammatory diseases.
Boosts Mental Health. A lot of studies have confirmed that turmeric helps the treatment of epilepsy, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, and other neurodegenerative disorders, thanks to its powerful neuroprotective properties.
Improves Gut Health. 95 percent of serotonin and many other important hormones are located in the gut, so you can see why having a healthy gut is very important. Turmeric has shown to efficiently improve the health of the gut.
7 Ways to Use Turmeric Every Day
1. Turmeric Juice Shot
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, or half an inch of turmeric root;
- Half a lemon;
- Sea salt.
Juice the lemon and turmeric, and just add some sea salt. Enjoy your drink!
2. Golden Milk
- 1 tsp. freshly grated turmeric root, or turmeric powder;
- 1 cup of coconut or almond milk;
- 1/4 tsp. of fresh, grated ginger, or ginger powder;
- 1/4 cup of water;
- 2 tsp. of raw honey;
- 1/4 tsp. of vanilla;
- A dash of cinnamon;
- A dash of cardamom;
- A dash of clove.
Just simmer all ingredients for one minute, and your Golden Milk is ready. If you don’t have all ingredients, you can prepare the drink by mixing warm coconut milk and a teaspoon of turmeric powder.
3. Turmeric Tea
- Half a tsp. of fresh, grated turmeric;
- Black pepper;
- Lime and raw honey to taste;
- A cup of water.
Boil one cup of water and add the turmeric. Let the mixture simmer for five minutes before straining it and adding the rest of the ingredients. Your turmeric tea is ready. A quicker way to prepare this tea is adding turmeric pieces in a tea maker.
4. Turmeric Scramble
Sprinkle some turmeric spice on your scrambled eggs, and you will have a delicious, and healthy breakfast.
5. Turmeric Soup
- 1 knuckle of grated or chopped turmeric;
- 4 cups of organic bone or vegetable broth;
- Black pepper.
Simmer the broth together with the turmeric for around 15 minutes. Strain and add black pepper to taste.
6. Turmeric Smoothie
- 1 tsp. of fresh or powdered turmeric;
- 2 tbsp. of coconut flakes;
- ½ a cup of almond or coconut milk;
- 1 ½ cup of frozen pineapple or mango;
- 1 tsp. of maca root;
- 1 tsp. of hemp seed hearts;
- A dash of black pepper.
Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend until you get the desired consistency.