Turmeric is obtained from the roots of the flowering plant turmeric, Curcuma longa. It is native to India and Southeast Asia and is of a bright mustard color.
As we know turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color but contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties.
These compounds are called curcuminoids, the foremost important of which is curcumin. The curcumin content of turmeric isn’t that high. It’s around 3%, by weight. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just by using turmeric as just another spice in your meal. You need to find more ways to add turmeric to your diet.
Some simple ways to add turmeric to your life.
Brew a cup of turmeric tea: while making your tea, add a pinch of turmeric and let it boil with your usual tea leaves in the water. Add some honey, lemon, and ginger for a soothing cup of tea.
Turmeric milk: it’s nothing but boiled milk with turmeric, also known as ‘haldi wala doodh’.
Turmeric detox water: turmeric detox water is a healthy combination of lemon juice and honey.
Blend it in soups: just add a pinch of turmeric powder in your soup and boil it along with the other soup ingredients.
Add it to your breakfast: you can sprinkle some turmeric over your egg dish – be it an omelet or a scrambled egg. If you want to make it more healthy add a portion of Urbana kale powder to your eggs.
Pineapple slush: blend pineapple with coconut water, ginger, salt, & turmeric
By adding turmeric in your diet you can benefit from it’s incredible list of healing properties include antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric provides relief from arthritic pain, it is good for your brain, aids in digestion, has healing properties, assist in controlling diabetes, helps boost immunity, helps your liver detox.
That should be enough benefits to make you look up and rethink its usage in your food!
You can try our 100% pure, unadulterated, no added color Urbana Himalayan turmeric powder, which is grown in the Himalayas and stays underground for over 2 years before getting harvested. After that, we carefully wash them and dry them at a low temperature. It is then powdered and again stored at low temperatures so that the nutrients remain intact. To buy our Turmeric powder click here.