Turmeric is the magic spice, used in Eastern medicine for centuries it is good for you in so many different ways.
Linked to reducing blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of heart attacks, thanks to the active ingredient curcumin.
If you want to improve your overall health with the addition of turmeric into your diet, there are several different ways you can go about it, but which is the best way for you?
Turmeric is best taken with a binding oil to help it access the bloodstream quicker and easier, coconut oil is a good carrier oil recommended to be taken with turmeric.
The suggested dose for adults is up to 1.5g daily, and is not recommended for the elderly (over 65’s) or children under two.
Turmeric paste or powder can be mixed with tea to produce a turmeric drink, but be cautious with crockery as the strong orange color of turmeric tends to stain everything it comes into contact with.
One of the best and most effective ways to take turmeric is through capsules that can be bought as most good health food stores, and online.
Turmeric capsules have become more readily available of recent due the spice’s growing popularity.
And of course, the easiest way to get turmeric into your diet is also perhaps the most obvious – use it in your cooking!
Turmeric is a classic spice used in Eastern cookery and tastes great in curries and stews. It has an authentic, earthy taste which really adds a depth of flavour to your dishes however you choose to use it.
Some precautions to consider when taking turmeric are the fact that it is so effective at thinning your blood, it can be dangerous for those with low blood pressure, and can also upset the stomach if taken with no food. Consult your doctor or physician if you are concerned about a possible change to your diet.
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Source: The Epicurean Digest
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