Turmeric is well known for its beautiful gold color and it represents a spice often used in Indian, Asian or Latin America’s culinary specialties as well as In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic healing methods.
Turmeric in all of its forms, especially in essential oils can offer a number of health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory properties and can function properly in the treatment of arthritis, ulcers and can surprisingly work as a major anti-depressive for people that suffer from depression.
Furthermore, it can reduce the risk of you ever getting type 2 Diabetes as a 2016 review in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism firmly implies.
You can use turmeric like a spice or even grate the root just like ginger. It is entirely up to you. The best advice is to consume it with black pepper, in order to get the most out of the benefits of curcumin, its main ingredient with great power.
So, here are some ways you can include turmeric in your everyday life:
1. The classic way with curry. As turmeric is a key ingredient in many curries, we suggest making the Bon Appétit’s Coconut Chicken Curry with Turmeric and Lemongrass.
2. Spicing up your lentils. You may have heard of Dal tadka which is an Indian culinary recipe with lentils. It can be served with steamed basmati rice and it is quite delicious.
3. Prepare a rub. Combine some turmeric in powder with ground cumin, ground ginger, sea salt, and black pepper, garlic powder and then rub it on some beef, chicken, lamb, fish, or tofu before you put it on a grill.
4. Eat it with eggs. For example, an omelet, scrambled eggs, frittata etc. or even add it to a tofu scramble in order for it to get a more vibrant color.
5. Add it to roasted veggies. Adding it to some veggies can certainly spice up and improve the way they taste.
Prepare a “golden milk”. Warm a cup of milk in a saucepan with a ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger. Boil lightly for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, strain, and add a tablespoon of honey or agave nectar.
Source: The Health Minded