At a glance:
- Turmeric is a natural and effective anti-inflammatory compound.
- Turmeric is known for its antioxidant potential. This characteristic enables it to fight free radicals and remove toxins from the body.
- Our cold-pressed Vitality is one of the quickest ways to get your daily dose of organic turmeric root.
As a wellness seeker, you probably already know that turmeric is super popular among health practitioners, but can you pinpoint why?
According to Lisa Richards, nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet, turmeric serves two primary wellness functions:
- Turmeric is a natural and effective anti-inflammatory compound. This characteristic makes it effective in reducing chronic pain, mitigating joint pain, and helping to improve the quality of life for individuals with various forms of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
- Turmeric is also known for its antioxidant potential. This characteristic enables it to fight free radicals and remove toxins from the body. Free radicals can damage our body's cells leading to various chronic conditions, including cancer. In this way turmeric can be effective in preventing or mitigating many of these illnesses.
The best part about turmeric is that adding it to your wellness routine doesn’t have to be a huge effort. In fact there are several ways to sneak it into your day with very little extra effort on your part.
Ready to trick yourself into subscribing to turmeric? Here are 5 easy recommendations for doing just that that from our team of health practitioners:
Golden milk, a traditional Indian drink used in Ayurvedic medicine, includes milk (or non-dairy milk, depending on your dietary preferences and allergies), turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and a pinch of black pepper to help your body better absorb the turmeric. You simply heat the milk and other ingredients in a saucepan and whisk until it's blended and warm, but not boiling. You can even add a dollop of coconut oil/butter (to make the drink richer) and pure honey/maple syrup (to make the drink sweeter).
You can find recipes online for golden milk or make your own by adjusting the amounts of ingredients per your taste preferences. There are golden milk mixes available, but they may contain high amounts of added sugar, so be careful if you choose a prepared mix.
Diana Gariglio-Clelland, RD, Registered Dietitian, Next Luxury
My Tandoori Chicken Recipe is full of healthy protein and flavored with lots of amazing spices. It’s an awesome example of how healthy foods can be made into an absolutely delicious meal! It’s just the kind of filling, balanced, super-healthy meal that is simultaneously perfect for gut health.
Lisa Richards, Nutritionist, The Candida Diet
Turmeric contains curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant. Antioxidants fight off free radicals in the body, which in turn, lowers inflammation. Curcumin has been shown to help with joint pain and soreness. It may also lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties.
One way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet is to sprinkle some on your avocado toast. You won’t really notice it’s there other than the gorgeous color it brings to your meal.
Theresa Mazza, Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Tea Time with Tree
Turmeric cleansing scrubs
Did you know you can sneak in a little extra turmeric through the biggest organ on your body? Yes, you can actually absorb turmeric through your skin! With a turmeric cleansing scrub, you can enjoy the benefits of turmeric, such as reduced inflammation, simply by soaking it in.
Angela Hadl, Owner, BB Bombs
Lately, in addition to taking turmeric in capsule form, I’ve been adding it to oatmeal. I find that it pairs well with cinnamon, so I add a pinch with some unsweetened coconut cream (for absorption) to my morning oats along with cinnamon, flaxseeds, and raw honey. Not only does it look aesthetically pleasing (the warm color blends well in these foods), but it also tastes good, too.
Heather Hanks, Nutritionist, USA RX
One easy way to incorporate more turmeric into your diet is to stir in a scoop with your morning coffee. Whether you drink your coffee black, loaded with creamer, hot, or over ice, simply mix the turmeric right in with your favorite morning beverage, and enjoy.
Coffee and turmeric are both known for being rich in antioxidants, so consider this your body’s daily wake up call. Antioxidants help your body fight off free radicals and can help to improve your overall health. Mixing in a scoop with your morning coffee is an easy and flavor-packed way to kick-start your day!
Kelsey Riley, Registered Nurse and Founder, Planted in the Kitchen
While all of these options are super simple, our cold-pressed Vitality is one of the quickest ways to get your daily dose of organic turmeric root. This bright orange shot blends turmeric with lemon juice, coconut water, and black pepper for a spicy, yet refreshing splash of wellness when you need it most. Rev up your day with KOR!