Can it be true that adding turmeric to your diet can help with inflammation? Turmeric, also known as Curcuma Longa is a century old spice. Turmeric has been part of many Indian and Asian dishes for many years. It’s believed that it has many potential health benefits. Turmeric is the reason curry has that golden color.
Results of a randomized control study showed considerable anti-inflammatory effects against acute and chronic inflammation. One study, in the Journal of Nutrition and Biochemistry showed a positive correlation between turmeric and arthrosclerosis, a build up of plaque in the arteries. The healthy benefits go beyond the heart showing a positive link aiding in headaches, digestive issues, arthritis, ulcerative colitis and even some skin disorders.
Tips on Including Turmeric in your Daily Diet
- Add it to rice dishes
- Sprinkle turmeric into omelets, scrambled eggs and other egg dishes
- Make it one of the ingredients the next time you have a smoothie or juicing you favorite veggies.
- Whether you make your own salad dressing or use store bought, add a pinch or two before putting it on your salad
- Toss it on your veggies before roasting
Check out my recipe for Israeli couscous where I add turmeric for color and all the health benefits.
What’s your favorite way to add turmeric to your diet?