Health Benefits of Turmeric + How to Incorporate it Into Your Thanksgiving Feast
It’s not just a spice! Turmeric, often found in powder form, is the root of the Curcuma longa plant that grows throughout Southeast Asia. Traditionally used in Indian curries, this bright yellow root powder is full of nutritional benefits and it can easily be incorporated into your favorite dishes, including the ones served on Thanksgiving. Along with its distinct flavor and color, turmeric has differentiated itself as the most scientifically studied herb. Once you read some of these incredible benefits, you’ll understand why!
Read on to learn all about the health benefits of this Golden Spice plus an easy way to incorporate it into your Thanksgiving feast.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
Curcumin, the active beneficial ingredient in turmeric, is responsible for most of the root’s health benefits. It has been studied as a possible natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs that are frequently associated with several uncomfortable side effects. The golden benefits of curcumin can be consumed in your favorite dishes or taken daily in capsule form. For an easy and nutritious source of curcumin, try Parker Natural’s Premium Turmeric Curcumin.
Possibly one of its most popular uses, turmeric has been studied widely for its anti-inflammatory properties. A study published in 2004 by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center even found turmeric to contain anti-inflammatory compounds that were more effective than those found in aspirin and ibuprofen.
Body Weight Composition
Other studies have discovered a beneficial use of the antioxidants found in turmeric to help promote health weight balance. A study published in 2013 found that the antioxidant activities stimulated by turmeric reduce obesity and “curtails the adverse health effects” caused by obesity.
Rich in both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can also help your skin stay healthy and glowing. A review by ScienceDirect found that curcumin possesses “significant anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic, anti-coagulant and anti-infective effects” and “it acts on various stages of the natural wound healing process to hasten healing.”
Looking to give your skin health a boost? Try adding a teaspoon of with honey to make an exfoliating face mask.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Turmeric is an easy spice to sneak in all kinds of recipes, but this roasted cauliflower dish is sure to add a little extra kick to your Thanksgiving feast.
- 2 cauliflower heads (chopped into florrets)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
- Chop the cauliflower into florets, then add the pieces to a bowl.
- Prepare a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the oil, spices, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl then drizzle the mixture over the cauliflower.
- Stir until all the cauliflower is evenly coated.
- Add the seasoned cauliflower to the baking sheet then place in the oven and let it bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Other Ways to Enjoy
Turmeric doesn’t just have to be eaten. To get a rich dose of this healthful spice, try taking it as a supplement like Parker Natural’s Premium Turmeric Curcumin. Taking it in capsules is a great option for those who aren’t fond of the herbal flavor or just simply want to reap the most benefits from this Golden Spice. Turmeric is certainly an ingredient you will want to add to your health plan!
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