Turmeric Love

First and foremost… Happy New Year!   I know that there are some of you that are out making new years resolutions and some of you that are rolling your eyes at the people making them. Nonetheless, I think goals are extremely important! Whether they be established at the beginning of the year, the middle, end, or somewhere in between. If you are the type of person that needs structure, go ahead and make your new years resolutions!   One of my personal goals for the new year is to incorporate more nutrient rich foods into my diet. I typically eat quite healthy but I often find myself missing out on some of the greatest superfoods. This, mostly I think this is due to the fact that most every superfood must be added alongside another food. Everyone knows that you can pop pretty much anything into a blender alongside your smoothie. However, there are plenty of other ways that you can add a little healthful colour to your food – one of these ways being cooking! One of the most wonderful superfoods that is an extremely easy addition to almost anything, is Turmeric. As an Indian and Persian food lover, I ingest my fair share of turmeric. However, Turmeric seems to be a highly misunderstood spice. The last thing you want to do though, is to allow this spice to intimidate you. Turmeric is not only delicious in ethnic dishes, it can be easily added to your day to day meals. Try adding some turmeric into your soups, roasted veggies, scrambled eggs, tea, and warm milk (add some ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg to your turmeric soy milk concoction and you are in “Golden Milk” heaven). Turmeric can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I have heard of turmeric being used to take the unpleasant scent away from meat while cooking, naturally dye fabrics, cleanse and give a radiant glow to skin, and to assist in healing the common cold. These are all excellent, but I was very interested in learning about Turmeric in its entirety, so I did a little research. Here’s what I found…   Turmeric can be used for arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, headaches, colds, lung infections, fever, menstrual problems, and even cancer!   For exterior illnesses, turmeric can be applied to skin for pain, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside the mouth, and infected wounds.   From the sounds of it… we should be adding turmeric to literally everything. We have recently opted for a larger turmeric package, and I now know why!

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