Turmeric has become the number 1 of all healthy plants in the world! It offers as wide a range of health benefits that it is simply astounding!turmericTurmeric contains curcumin, identified as a primary active ingredient, which achieve more than 150 potential therapeutic activities, which includes the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. There is not a natural component in the world which is more efficient for the reduction of inflammation in the body than turmeric!

But you must ensure that your body is using the powerful turmeric properly. For this purpose, you have to learn how to consume it.

Firstly, obtain turmeric powder of organic. You do not have to bother with fresh root which recently can be purchased in stores. It resembles ginger and similar is prepared (the same plant family).

Turmeric is soluble in oil, which means that you should combine it with some fat for optimal absorption of nutrients!

It is most common prepared in organic virgin coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil.

The daily recommended amount of turmeric should range from 3 g to 10 g (sum of directly taking and adding to foods), and can be increased a little.

Thus, about 1 teaspoon of turmeric is the recommended daily intake for adults. For maximum effect, you should not take it on a daily basis or at least three times a week.

Elderly people and children younger than 6 years should reduce the dose to half (1/2 teaspoon) once a week for the first time, and then increase the amount up to a dose that suits the individual. If turmeric causes indigestion or undesirable reactions, consult a physician.

Important:

Combine turmeric and black pepper to maximize their impact. When are taken together, pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric of 2,000%!!!

Turmeric should never be taken on an empty stomach.

If you fight with gallstones, consult your doctor before you add turmeric to your diet (turmeric increases the production of bile and may worsen your condition).

Do not combine with anti-clotting drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen because turmeric also thins the blood.

What is the best form for consumption?

Most people add turmeric to a cup of warm milk.

And here is a popular recipe of Dr. C. Anderson: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Then add greater pinch of fresh ground black pepper. Mix these three ingredients in a cup. You can consume this mixture, but you can also add it to a variety of dishes, soups and salads. Just make sure that if you use it in cooked dishes, that these ingredients do not boil, but adding them to the very end. You can mix them with a little water.

It is popular the tea of turmeric:

  • 1 cup of warm (not hot) water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of honey
  • teaspoon of coconut oil

Preparation: After you warm up water, add turmeric, lemon juice and honey, a tablespoon of coconut oil and mix well. Turmeric will sink on the bottom of the cup, so continue to mix until the water you drink and so you take the advantage of turmeric. Make sure that the water you drink is still warm.

Adding turmeric in cooking is very popular and practical because it gives a nice yellow color and has no flavor that completely takes the flavor of a dish. Turmeric can be used in the preparation of sweet and savory dishes. You can add it to the rice, fruit salads, salad dressings, vegetable dishes, sauces, couscous, potatoes, pancakes, cakes … Normally 1/2 – 1 teaspoon turmeric is sufficient. Do not overdo it, because the meal will have too intense odor.

Turmeric, when possible, add seasoning at the end because it will maximally preserve its medicinal properties.

Turmeric powder is best to keep in dark glass bottles in a dark, dry place (not refrigerator), because curcumin loses its color and benefits if is exposed to direct light.