Why do I consume turmeric every day? Because turmeric is a natural spice that has several health benefits:
It is a natural antiseptic. Eat some every day and you will be rarely sick.
It’s a natural pain-killer and anti-inflammatory. If you are like me, and often have pain in your body, or tension in your joints, turmeric will definitely help you to easy it up and feel better.
(Before I discovered the magic of turmeric, I used to take enough NSAIDs pills to damage my body with variety of side effects from stomach aches to headaches. I honestly can say, that turmeric helps me as much as NSAIDs to low the inflammation in the joints. I cannot think of any side effects whatsoever.)
It’s anti-aging. Would you like to see the magic when your skin starts glowing and wrinkles become less obvious? Add turmeric to your daily diet.
It’s digestive. Feeling often bloated and inflamed? Help your intestine to work better by consuming turmeric daily.
It gives an immune support. Turmeric is a high antioxidant. It supports and gives a great boost to your immune system.
It detoxifies and prevents liver disease. And if all above is not enough:), it also reduces cholesterol levels and helps to control weight.
These are just a few options to add this powerful spice to your diet:
- Take it by capsules. Check your local natural-health-shop, usually I find a great selection of turmeric capsules there.
- Stir up a curry powder. Do it yourself. Homemade. Everyone knows that Indian curries are loaded with turmeric. Unfortunately, if you buy them ready made, they are often loaded with oils and saturated fats. I prefer prepare it myself at home, so I can control the type and amount of oil.
- Blend it in smoothie or juice. Delicious and healthy.
- Sprinkle on salads and roasted vegetables. Again delicious and healthy.
- Make a turmeric latter. This is my favourite yummy option. See the recipe below.
How do I make turmeric latte
200g of water
1 tbsp coconut syrup
1 tbsp coconut butter* (creamier texture than coconut oil)
1 tsp ground organic turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
200g of coconut milk
*if you don’t have coconut butter, you can use almond butter instead)!
Place turmeric, cinnamon and coconut butter into the glass blender ( if you don’t have one use option 2), add hot water. Let coconut butter melt for a moment, then add coconut syrup and hot coconut milk. Blend all ingredients on powerful setting for about 10-20 sec. Done! Serve straight away.
Pour cold water in the pan, place on the hob and boil until it bubbles. Turn the heat down, add turmeric, cinnamon and coconut butter. Let coconut butter melt, then add coconut syrup and milk. Stir with a spoon for about 20 seconds, then turn the heat off. (You can also froth some milk separately, in a frothier, if you prefer to have some foam in your latte)
Serve straight away! Enjoy!