Just the other day it was warm and sunny so I went for 5km walk and very quickly by the tail end of my walk, I was caught in a heavy duty rain storm. I ended up jogging back to my car completely soaked. LOL, that was interesting and kinda fun actually. Either way I hope you’re out enjoying our short and sweet summer, getting in some activities , camping, glamping (if that’s your thang), SUP’ing or whatever floats your boat!
I wanted to write a blog about Turmeric and share with you a tasty and easy-to-make Turmeric latte. A few weeks ago when it was rainy and cold (surprise), I started making Turmeric lattes mid day to warm me up and provide some energy + nourishment. What a nourishing drink wow! I love it ?
I hope you learn something new about Turmeric today and try out my recipe!
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice coming from the Turmeric root which originates from India and other Southeast Asian countries. It’s active anti-inflammatory active compound is called Curcumin. Turmeric root has a bright orange-yellow colour and has proven to support a TON of health issues. Turmeric great to eat fresh with foods, or organic Turmeric powder is another option.
Let’s get into the health benefits for a sec,
The active compound Curcumin has major anti-inflammatory effects which have been shown to support and reduce chronic pain, arthritis and even rheumatoid arthritis. (1)
Turmeric can help to speed up our liver detox phase 2 which helps our body to detoxify toxins at a quicker more efficient rate.
Helps with GI issues:
Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel conditions have been shown to be greatly supported by Curcumin as it can help to lower inflammation in the GI systemand support gut health (healthy bacteria). (2) A lot of folks with inflammatory bowel conditions have to take corticosteroids which can help with symptoms but can also damage the gut lining further and cause irritation. Turmeric has shown to support gut health without causing damage!
“In a pilot study involving open-label administration, of curcumin preparation to five patients with ulcerative colitis and five patients with crohn’s disease, 9 of the 10 patients reported improvement at the conclusion of the two-month study. Four of the five patients with UC were able to decrease or eliminate their medications. In a larger randomized, double-blind multi-centre trial involving 89 patients with UC, administration of 1g curcumin twice per day resulted in both clinical improvement and a significant decrease in the rate of relapse.” (3)
A natural pain killer/ wound treatment:
With Turmeric’s natural anti-inflammatory properties it can be a useful pain killer ex: a burn on the skin or wound on your body can be supported nicely using turmeric. (4)
Can improve diabetes:
Adding turmeric to your diet can help to lower blood sugar and even support reversal of insulin resistance. This is huge for people who are dealing with hypoglycemia (blood sugar crashes + fluctuations) and diabetes. Consider adding Turmeric to your diet to better manage your blood sugar. (5) Want to learn more about Turmeric’s amazing health benefits? – read more here or would you like to try a Turmeric ginger tea recipe? Here is a fabulous recipe from joyous health.
So, now that we know a bit more about how awesome Turmeric is, let’s try out my latte recipe!
Give it a try and let me know what you think ?
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Health Boosting Turmeric Latte
- 2 cups nut milk
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tsp turmeric organic powder
- 1/4 Tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp hemp hearts
How to: Heat up milk in saucepan and add all ingredients except hemp hearts. Bring to soft boil. Add hemp hearts to blender. Once mixture is lightly boiled, add to blender and blend up! Pour into your favourite mug and devour. Yummm!
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Resources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22407780https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18985710Murray and Pizzorno, (2012), The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, New York, A Division of Simon & Schuster Inchttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23902423https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Curcumin+activates+AMPK+and+suppresses+gluconeogenic+gene+expression+in+hepatoma+cells