Tuning into Your Health with Turmeric

Turmeric --It's one of the most thoroughly researched plants ever
that it could almost be viewed by some as Mother Nature's biggest celebrity.

So what is it exactly that scientists are looking for when they're studying this greenery and what have they uncovered thus far?

A growing number of studies have concluded that turmeric compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications... including those typically used for:

- treating high cholesterol
- managing depression
- controlling diabetes
- fighting cancer

So what's the main bioactive compound linked to turmeric that's behind these powerful medicinal properties? 

The answer is Curcumin, and you've probably seen it in the herbs & spices section of your local grocery store plenty of times (but may just not have thought about it in relation to healing any sort of medical condition). 

Curcumin, believe it or not, has extremely powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is also a very strong antioxidant. 

Curcumin comprises only 3-5% of turmeric though, so if you want to receive its full benefits as a naturopathic remedy, then you may want to consider using an extract containing a significant amount of this herb (once a health condition or disease presents itself, large doses or curcumin in pill-form may be helpful as a drug alternative or adjunct treatment). 

Using turmeric in low culinary doses daily or several times a week, however, is a simple step which can be taken to reduce the risk of developing (or worsening) array of medical conditions.

For those of you who may not already know, turmeric is the spice that gives curry its distinct yellow color. 

Keeping curry stocked in your kitchen is a great idea, especially because it can be utilized as a simple add-in to many meals.

I came across an article this past week that inspired one of my weeknight dinners (CLICK HERE to check it out).

No need for an elaborate recipe; just survey your fridge for the fresh veggies and protein you'd like to combine in a stir fry, incorporate curry powder and you’re all set! 

My creative spin on this yummy dish included: 

- chicken
- broccoli
- sugar snap peas
- carrots
- red peppers

...all of which I nestled into Bibb lettuce leaves to serve as lettuce wraps (but feel free to put your own twist on this healthy dish and share it with us in the comments below).

Sprinkle curry powder over any proteins you may be cooking or add it to your stir fry to kick up the flavor as well as the health benefits at dinnertime.

Here's to tuning into your health with turmeric!

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