Everywhere… I can see this spice added to latte, smoothie, meals by organic shops like Planet Organic, Whole Foods and others. But my main question is why and how Turmeric start to be elected as the key ingredient to add in our food. What is seriously the craze behind this spice ?
Called the queen of the spices and present generally in Asian cuisine, turmeric has been proven by scientific studies that this spice is giving serious results to fight diseases like cancer, depression, asthma or eczema. The secret behind this spice is one of its compounds giving it its beautiful golden color and called curcumin. Generally used in curries, chicken tikka masala, the real benefits of this gold powder lead to this craze for it. But despite that, I wasn’t entirely convinced to add turmeric to my latte, so I continued to find out about the health benefits of the queen of the spices.
It appears that plethora of scientific studies revealed over the years that turmeric has an astronomical number of health benefits : anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, participating actively to skin health, controls diabetes, reduces cholesterol levels, an immunity booster, antiseptic, antibacterial preventing cancer, Alzheimer and liver disease. For instance, in regards to its quality to prevent diseases, Turmeric is acting like a cleaner slowing, stopping, removing the growth of cells leading to the emergence of skin cancer, prostrate or breast cancer, having the same effect for other diseases. This spice is incredibly powerful to purify our bodies of any cells, effects, damages created by stress, bad diet or by the frenetic pace of the world right now. It’s like having a lifesaver with you permanently to keep your head above the water and be able to live your life, aware that you are giving to your body the perfect ingredient to stay healthy.
With this in mind, you will understand that I strongly recommend you to include turmeric in your diet. Let me tell you today, I will illico presto go to an organic shop and buy it today, I am not going to wait to have this natural spice in my kitchen any longer ! If a bit of gold in its powder form can make wonders to my body and health, I am happy to take part to this trend and change it as an habit !
Next time, let’s see how this incredible spice can be added in our diet !
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