The Unique and Powerful Spice - Turmeric
Why is everyone crazy about turmeric? Turmeric comes from the root of a plant of a ginger family; it is a spice and the main ingredient in curry. It comes from India and has been used in Asia for over four thousand years. Turmeric is considered to be potentially the strongest herb in the fight against various diseases. Its main medical function is to improve gastrointestinal health.
Want to know why turmeric has gained such tremendous popularity and why it is so valuable? Interested in how to use it? Or maybe are curious where to try and taste this extremely valuable plant? Continue reading and find out the answers to all of these questions.
Why Is Turmeric So Valuable?
As mentioned above, turmeric improves gastrointestinal health, digestive and absorption capacity, as well as the microbiome.
The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, similarly as anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals, but without side effects. It is also a powerful antioxidant and additionally stimulates and activates the antioxidant enzymes found in the body. Curcumin is 5-8 times more powerful antioxidant than Vitamin E and 10 times than Vitamin C. It also stimulates brain function, helps fight Alzheimer's disease and depression, and reduces cholesterol.
Although curcumin is much more powerful than turmeric in its properties, it is best to use it as turmeric. The herb as a whole will provide optimum healing effect and maximum exposure and uptake of all plant components.
How to use turmeric?
Turmeric can be used in many different ways. However, it should be noted that turmeric has a bitter taste, but for those who enjoy it, turmeric will be good as a seasoning in stews and various dishes with lentils, delicious tea or the currently popular golden super-late. It is also possible to use turmeric juice "shots" or mix it with other juices, such as apple or carrot. It can also be taken as a dietary supplement in the form of a capsule or tablet.
To boost the effectiveness of turmeric, it can be taken together with pepper. Turmeric in the digestive tract is processed very quickly. Peppers slightly slow down this process, increasing the beneficial effects of turmeric.
Turmeric is fat-soluble, thus it is not properly absorbed without the presence of fat. For this reason, it is best to eat it with good fats like avocado, olive oil or coconut oil. That's why golden lates are so popular and valuable. They usually contain both plant milk such as coconut (which contains good fat) and pepper.
As with any other spice, you can be creative. Turmeric can simply be added to the diet by adding it to avocado on a toasts or our crackers. It can be added to breakfast porridge of a smoothie bowl (recipe).
Turmeric for beauty
Turmeric face mask. Yes, turmeric is also used for beauty, not only because of its intrinsic effects but also as a facial care product. The mask is easy to make and its main ingredients are honey and turmeric.
To make the turmeric face mask, mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric with two tablespoons of honey. In addition, olive oil may be added. Olive oil additionally deeply moisturizes the skin, making it especially good for dry skin owners. Then evenly apply the mixture to the face. This mask can be applied even under the eyes. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and is able to reduce dark circles. The mask should be kept for about 20 minutes and then rinsed with cold water.
The Beginnings Turmeric Protein Bar
Our turmeric protein bar is perfect for those who are always on the go. It fits comfortably in a bag or a pocket, but still has the healing properties of turmeric. It is small but very powerful. The bar is enriched with almonds for turmeric activation.
Before adding turmeric to your diet, it should be remembered that due to the strong colour pigment, turmeric will leave stains. They must be washed immediately with soap and water.
However, note that no matter how many reasons are out there to use turmeric, it should not be overdosed. The daily dose is 1.5g-3g.
Turmeric is one of the strongest herbs for fighting various diseases. Its main medical function is to improve gastrointestinal health. The curcumin in it is a powerful antioxidant, has anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates brain function.
Like any other herb, it has many uses. Experiment and find the one that suits you, or try our mouth-watering protein bars!