One of the first spices I used in my quest to be healthier was turmeric. Turmeric’s main active ingredient is curcumin which is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. A few years back, I was trying to wean myself off some medications and spoke to a holistic nutritionist who recommended I take a daily dose of turmeric. This week’s tip is to consider adding turmeric to your diet as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Inflammation has been linked to almost all major diseases and is of great concern to me as a contributor to Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is associated with the build-up of plaques in the brain and I worry about the impact of long term inflammation on my brain. Curcurmin is thought to fight these plaques so I’ve decided to take it as one of my supplements. I read that mixing curcumin with fat seems to supercharge absorption rates, so I add turmeric to my superfood morning coffee. I also take an additional supplement daily.
While it is not a guarantee, I think turmeric is a worthy addition to my overall plan. If you decide to take turmeric, try to get one that is coupled with black pepper as it is thought to aid in absorption.
This is the brand I have been using for a few years.
Do you use turmeric? How has it helped you? Please share your comments below.