Top 6 Best New Ways to Get More Turmeric in your Diet Latest. I’m having a bit of a love affair with turmeric these days. A powerful anti-inflammatory, it’s a beautiful and natural way to ease an inflamed body.
I’ve been using it as part of my natural remedy cocktail at the first signs of a migraine and have been loving it so much that I’m finding ways to sneak it into anything and everything.
Top 6 Best New Ways to Get More Turmeric in your Diet Latest
Turmeric is a great example of how some of the most powerful healing substances are actually in your kitchen, not your medicine cabinet. Following are some amazing benefits of turmeric.
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As you can see, turmeric is pretty awesome stuff. Here are six ways to get more of it in your diet:
1). Buy the root whole and juice it with your greens in the morning green juice. Don’t go too crazy here… a little goes a long way! I would use a piece about the size of a small thumb.
Here’s a great story about how doing exactly that – adding a bit of turmeric to a daily juicing regimen – reduces acute inflammation by up to 90%. You can also add two slices to a smoothie, preferably with coconut milk.
2). Make a relaxing tea. Chop a small piece of turmeric root (you don’t even need to peel it) and add it to some boiling water along with the ginger root, some lemon and honey. Here are other great recipes for you to try:
Immune-boosting hot buttered whiskey, rum, or cider.
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3). If making turmeric tea from scratch is more than you sign up for, you can add a few liquid drops of turmeric to your tea. I learned this trick from my awesome hairdresser who made me a big cup of turmeric tea one day when I had a headache.
The flavour goes beautifully with chai or any Indian spiced tea. I now make it a regular addition to my afternoon cup of Roisboos Chai tea.
4). Cook with it. Turmeric is the spice responsible for giving Indian curries their bright yellow/orange colour. Just be careful with your clothing – it stains. Here are some different tips to get you now started:
- Paleo Creed Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker
- A delicious creamy turmeric chutney recipe from Hollywood Homestead
- And here we have a simple beautiful Persian lamb stew with rhubarb and mint
5). Drink some golden milk. This might be my new favourite drink. Golden milk is an Ayurvedic drink that is soothing, healing and a great way to get your daily dose of turmeric.
This is a recipe my good friend Amanda made for me the other day. This makes one cup – you can multiply the ingredients to make as many servings as you like. Try adding a little ginger. You can drink it both hot or cold.
1/2 cup coconut milk (you can use any good quality milk here)
1 cup of water
1/2 – 1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp raw honey (or a little more to taste)
Combine ingredients in a pan over medium heat, and stir to mix well. Once heated, you can drink it immediately or store it in a glass jar in the fridge for later. Lasts for 2-3 days.
6). Here’s a bonus I never thought of: bake with it. Check out this wonderful recipe for Paleo Turmeric Scones from Fresh Planet Flavor. I haven’t tried them yet, but what a creative use of a beautiful spice! What’s your favourite way to use this amazing spice?