Spice it up!


Looking for a new way to add-in a bit flavor and health to your diet? Have you heard of turmeric? Well, this is one spice you should get to know.

Turmeric is a pungent spice and a main ingredient in many Indian recipes and is known to possess many anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric’s active component is called curcumin. A research study from Italy involving arthritis patients showed a 58 percent decrease in reported pain and stiffness of participants who were given a curcumin preparation as well as improvement in their physical functioning, as compared to the control group, over a period of three months.

So, what are some ways you can spice-up your meals with turmeric? 

* As you heat oil for a saute or stir-fry, sprinkle turmeric in the pan and stir

* Add-in to soups, stews, chili and meats
* Blend with a bit of melted butter to drizzle over veggies

Adding-in anti-inflammatory foods, spices and herbs, like turmeric, is only one step to achieving optimal health.  Exercise, sleep and stress-reduction are all equally important to leading an overall, healthy lifestyle. However, with its simplicity and amazing health benefits, why not give your evening meal a sprinkle or two of this brilliant yellow spice?  Adding-in turmeric might just be your first step to feeling great.


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