To keep learning about turmeric's medicinal attributes and to find out what everyday dishes you can easily add turmeric to, just read more.
The curcumin in turmeric is not only an anti-inflammatory wonder spice, but it is also filled with antioxidants that will help protect your cells from free radical damage. Other benefits include:
- Promotes healthy blood and liver functions
- Supports the immune system against stress
- Promotes healthy skin
- Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels
- Helps keep your blood healthy and detoxifies the liver
- Digestive aid
This bitter and earthy flavored spice can be added to many foods. Here's a delicious cauliflower with turmeric recipe that is quick and easy to make. You can also use it to season meats (instead of salt and pepper), to spice up any egg or lentil dishes, or sprinkled on sautéed apples for dessert. You can even make your own turmeric tea if you're feeling really ambitious! Cooking tip: turmeric will stain anything it gets in contact with — including your counter and/or hands, so be sure to wash thoroughly if you have any spills.
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