This week I am talking all about Turmeric and why you should be getting this vibrant super-spice into your diet (and why my Golden Beauty Tonic is one of the best ways to do this!).
Golden Beauty Tonic
Turmeric, known in India as “holy powder”, has an impressive and extensive list of health benefits. But did you know that turmeric needs to be boosted with certain co-factors in order for it to do its magical anti-inflammatory work in your body?
Thats why I’ve customized my Golden Beauty Tonic so you reap all the goodness from this amazing spice. I often recommend this drink to my clients who need something a little sweet in the evening. It is so incredibly comforting and delicious and creamy, a must try! Check it out here.
So don’t drop your hard earned money on pretty yellow bottles of expensive turmeric drinks that don’t include the co-factors listed below, as you simply won’t get the wonderfully juicy systemic benefits!
The Wonder Of Turmeric
Recently, science has backed up what India has known for thousands of years – that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric , is an incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory and a very strong antioxidant.
Scientifically proven benefits of this golden wonder spice are as follows:
Improving brain function and reducing the risk of the development of Alzheimer’s. Indeed, India has the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the world.
Reducing the risk of heart disease.
Potential to reduce the risk of cancer.
Research shows its potency has compared favorably to anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs in treating arthritis… except without the side effects.
Studies show it is as effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression
As oxidation and inflammation play a role in the aging process, curcumin can help delay aging and help fight age-related chronic disease.
Because of its potent anti-inflammatory action, this wonder spice can also help balance hormones and help manage skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
How do you enhance absorption
In order to take full advantage of its amazing therapeutic properties, you must ensure the curcumin is absorbed…
Firstly, Turmeric is fat soluble, meaning that without the presence of fat molecules, turmeric and all it’s wonder will simply not be absorbed into the body and will pass through the intestines.
Secondly, Piperine (the alkaloid compound found in black pepper) can also boost curcumins absorption up to a whopping 2000%, that’s some serious no-joke enchancing powers right there. Curry, anyone?
A note on supplements
It is thought that most chronic dis-eases or aliments all begin with inflammation at their base. Therefore, I sometimes recommend curcumin supplements to my clients who present with some inflammation. If you plan on taking supplements, take them with a meal containing fat and pepper. I recommend that you find a supplement with bioperine (another name for piperine). You can also take a healthy fat supplement such as omega 3 supplement at the same time. You could also swallow a couple of peppercorns at the same time as taking a curcumin supplement – and if people call you crazy, blame me!