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Two inches of fresh turmeric root is around one tablespoon of turmeric root grated

Try using Turmeric when using your Nutribullet or add to smoothies, stir-fries, curries as an easy way of incorporating Turmeric into your meals.

Add Black Pepper with your turmeric to maximise nutrient absorption.

Turmeric can be added to almost any meal for flavouring, in place of sugar dense bottle sauces
Turmeric has a peppery, warm & bitter flavour & a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger.

Turmeric is the seasoning that gives curry powder its yellow colour

Turmeric contains curcumin - a compound known to interfere with chemicals that cause inflammation.

Turmeric has amazing Natural antibiotic & antiseptic,
anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal & well known detoxifying properties. 

Turmeric helps support healthy cholesterol levels & normal brain health
 

It also improves glucose metabolism. 

Aids in fat metabolism & weight management

Turmeric is best stored in a paper bag in the crisper section of your refrigerator

Speeds up the healing of wounds

Improves digestion & helps prevent gas & bloating

Natural blood purifier

Natural skin tonic & aids in improving skin conditions such as psoriasis & eczema

Slows progression of MS & helps prevent progression of Alzheimer

Lowers cholesterol & helps heal stomach ulcers

Helps prevent cancer such as breast, prostate, skin, colon, lymphoma & leukemia & can also reduce side effects of chemotherapy

Curcumin is also the chemical responsible for the powerful anti-inflammatory effects in both traditional Chinese & Indian (ayurvedic) systems of medicine for thousands of years.

A study found that when people ate the beneficial compound in turmeric, it was undetectable in the blood but when paired with the ingredient in black pepper it was much better absorbed 

It is helpful both when ingested & when applied topically to skin conditions or injuries.

Clinical studies have shown turmeric to be effective in helping people with Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthristic, Inflammatory Bowel Disease & helping boost immunity.

In a report for the "American Journal of Epidemiology" researchers investigated the association between curry consumption level & cognitive function in elderly. Those who ate curry 'occasionally' & 'often or very often' scored much better or specific tests designed to measure cognitive function than did people who 'never or rarely' consumed curry.

One of curcumin's secret weapons is its ability to activate genes to produce a vast array of antioxidants that serve to protect our precious mitochondria.

Neuro-scientists around the world, especially epidemiologists are seaching for clues to explain why the prevalence of dementia is markedly reduced in communities where turmeric is used in abundance

Curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its orange colour, will STAIN! ... make sure not to use white porcelain, or any other light coloured cookware or dishes

Enjoy eggs with a heaped teaspoon or two of turmeric, & avocado & butter in the morning.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbacious perennial plant of the ginger family. 

Turmeric is grown & harvested in Fiji

REDUCE INFLAMATION AND COMBAT ATHRITIS

Curcumin, a plant-produced chemical, is one of the key active ingredients in turmeric.
Not only does it give the root its distinctive bright yellow colour, but it’s also a known anti-inflammatory.
This makes turmeric a powerful therapeutic when it comes to reducing the pain, inflammation & stiffness that accompanies rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis.
If you really want to concentrate your intake you can take curcumin as an herbal supplement.

 

MAINTAINING JOINT HEALTH

While turmeric can help alleviate conditions like rheumatoid arthritis & osteoarthritis, a recent study suggested that turmeric is more effective at preventing joint inflammation than reducing pain.
So, even if you’re not currently experiencing joint pain turmeric you can still reap the benefits of turmeric.
If you don’t love the flavour, simply blitz a teaspoon of turmeric into your morning berry/banana smoothie.
 
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
 
If you’re looking for a natural remedy to ward off colds, coughs & other everyday illnesses, turmeric could be your new secret weapon.
The root drastically increases the body’s antioxidant capacity, which helps to arm the body against free radicals. The chemical structure of curcumin actively neutralises free radicals, as well as ramps up the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
 
IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION
 
As well as physiological benefits, turmeric is also loaded with cognitive parks.
Curcumin has the capacity to boost brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a type of growth hormone that keeps the brain healthy. Without it, the brain becomes vulnerable to disorders like depression & Alzheimer’s disease.
BDNF helps to ensure that brain neurons continue to divide & multiply, which can ultimately help to improve memory, fight off degenerative processes & even reverse certain types of brain diseases.
 
LOWER THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
 
Heart disease is one of the world’s biggest killers. In New Zealand alone around 185,000 Kiwis currently live with heart disease, which causes a huge 33% of deaths.
Now, new research suggests that turmeric could help to prevent & reverse many steps in the heart disease process. The presence of curcumin enhances the function of the endothelium, which lines the blood vessels & helps the body regulate blood pressure, as well as prevent clotting.
One study indicates that curcumin is just as effective as exercise, while another hailed it as an alternative to Atorvastatin, a prescription drug used to lower blood cholesterol.

 

Recipes with Tumeric in them

 


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Nutrition Information

  Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ) 1481
Protein (g) 7.83
Fat, total (g) 9.88
- saturated (g) 3.12
carbohydrate (g) 64.93
- sugars (g) 3.21
Fibre (g) 21.1
Sodium (mg) 38
 

 

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