Explore the incredible health promoting effects of our favourite cancer-combatting spice – Tumeric!
If you receive our newsletter, you know that April is Cancer Prevention Month, and all through the month of April we are featuring tips to help you lower your risk of developing Cancer.
This week, we are featuring our favourite cancer-fighting spice – Turmeric.
Turmeric has a peppery, warm, and bitter flavor with a mild fragrance reminiscent of orange and ginger. It is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions.
The yellow or orange pigment of turmeric is called curcumin. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to potent drugs. Unlike the drugs however, which are associated with significant side effects, curcumin produces no toxicity.
Turmeric, more specifically the curcumin found in turmeric, is more than a powerful anti-flammatory. This phytonutrient has also been shown to have cancer-fighting properties, exert very powerful antioxidant effects, and lower cholesterol.
8 ways to try turmeric:
- In curries, on steamed cauliflower, or green beans and onions with sea salt and olive oil.
- For a flavor-rich dip, try adding turmeric and dried onion to creamy yogurt.
- Add turmeric to egg salad to give it an even bolder yellow color.
- Mix brown rice with raisins and cashews then season it with turmeric, cumin and coriander.
- Turmeric is a great spice to complement recipes that feature lentils.
- Give salad dressings an orange-yellow hue by adding turmeric powder.
- Turmeric is delicious on sautéed apples!
- Turmeric is an excellent source of iron and manganese as well as vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium.
Discover your road to good health!
If you enjoyed this article, you should also check out Fighting Cancer with Flax Seed. In the meantime, be sure to share your favourite ways to use Turmeric in the comments down below!