The Health Benefits of Turmeric

by | January 25, 2018

Turmeric an amazing spice that can take any recipe to the next level. It has also been said to contain powerful health benefits and healing properties. But who knew there were so many health benefits of turmeric?

Turmeric is a root plant native to India and Southeast Asia. It can either be consumed in its natural form or ground up and consumed in a powder. It’s also part of the ginger family.

For thousands of years turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb and spice. The main active ingredient said to be responsible for turmeric’s medicinal properties is curcumin.  

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Health Benefits of Turmeric

 

Ways to Use Turmeric At Home

 

* To further enhance the health benefits of turmeric, be sure to add a pinch of black pepper as it serves as an activator for curcumin.

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Disclaimer: It is best to consume turmeric naturally through foods. It’s advised to speak to your doctor if you’re looking into consuming curcumin supplements or in large quantities as it may interfere with other medication and cause some side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. Always check with your doctor or midwife while pregnant and consuming herbs.

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Michelle Alvarado I began my vegan journey after becoming pregnant. I initially did it for my/ our health but quickly learned about the horrible treatment of animals that goes on and it turned into a bigger thing than myself. I currently live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband, son and shelter pup (she’s 11 but will always be a puppy in my eyes). I went to school for communications but pursued a career in early childhood education and was a preschool teacher for almost a decade. I owe my insight in child development to my hands on experience in the field and hope to utilize it to further the progress of future vegan generations. I am beyond grateful to have found Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting and Raise Vegan, not only for the platform that it has provided me to further the awareness of vegan family resources but for what I have personally gained from it by being a member and from knowing these wonderful women. I look forward to all the amazing things to come as we help pave the way and provide a haven of love an support for vegan families.

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