What is Turmeric?
The fresh Turmeric root that has a papery brown skin and orange flesh comes from the Curcuma Longa, however, we are mostly used to seeing Turmeric in a dried powder form - traditionally used in currys in South Asian dishes as a dye or as a health remedy.
Why is Turmeric considered Healthy?The deep yellow colour & the main active ingredient of the Turmeric comes from the Curcumin, which is the source of various healing properties including anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps prevent brain and heart disease, tackle depression, prevents and reduces the spread of certain cancers and suppress pain from inflammation.
What are its Health Benefits?
Bioavailability is the extent to which nutrients can be absorbed and further utilized by the body. Turmeric alone is not very bio-available, mainly because the curcumin does not readily get absorbed by the body and gets excreted very quickly. Studies have however proven that the addition of piperine from black pepper makes the curcumin bio-available. Therefore, it is suggested to consume black pepper with turmeric to obtain the health benefits. Curcumin is also fat soluble as well as soluble in heat, so the addition of hot liquids or fats (such as coconut oil) can help to be absorbed by the body. Both the Instantly Golden and the Instantly Golden Cacao latte mixes have a good dose of black pepper to ensure you get the most out of your healthy turmeric drinks.
How do you Use it?
Traditionally in India, turmeric is used as a spice in almost every meal. It is also used as a healthy remedy with hot milk to alleviate cough and colds.Turmeric can be added to a milk of your choice, into smoothies and juices, into curries, stir fries and as well as salad dressings. It adds a wonderful golden hue to your meals as well as to your life! The possibilities are endless and all you need is a little imagination to introduce this amazing healing spice into your life.
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