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Let's see your favourite ways to add turmeric to your daily diet...

I am looking for ways to ingest more turmeric....

The active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric is known (or at the least, [i]suspected[/i]) to help with following:

-it aids in the prevention of heart disease and cancers,
-it helps to manage inflammation (such as joint pain and arthritis),
-it's a digestive aid, and can even promote weight loss,
-regulates HBP and hyperlipidemia,
-promotes good liver and kidney health,
-suspected to help relieve degenerative eye conditions

As well, the high levels of phytonutrients in turmeric are said to protect the body from free radicals (pollution, sunlight) and shield the cells from damage.

I am currently putting turmeric in a morning smoothie, and I will make a couple cups of turmeric/ginger/lemon tea in the afternoon/evenings...
Willing to share some of your ways to use turmeric with me?? Whether they are your own recipes you've created, or something passed down throughout your family's lineage....I am up for any suggestions!!
G0ddess · F
In India, where it originated from, a pinch of turmeric is added to the seasoning of most meals, that way its taste is not detected and it adds a nice colour to the dish, as a hot drink it’s added to hot milk with a powdered mix of almonds, pistachios and saffron, with sugar or jaggery if you’re looking for a natural sugar
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@G0ddess my sister just recently told me about adding it to hot milk...was it to give to the youngsters when they were ill?? That's what she thought anyway...so, I just made some sausage, onions, pepper and kale for dinner, and I put lots of turmeric and garlic in that...it's quite delicious! It definitely changed the colour of the entire dish though
G0ddess · F
@ImpeccablyImperfect it’s used as a medicinal drink but if made correctly it’s as tasty as tea or coffee, it’s sold in western countries as “golden latte”; also each recipe is only supposed to consist of a pinch of turmeric added in the seasoning or it overpowers and ruins the dish as it has a strong taste
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@G0ddess oh! I’ve heard of the golden latte…I might have to look up a recipe….
Confined · 56-60, M
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Confined I am thinking of finding some supplements....just to ensure I'm getting enough to make the differences I want to make..
Penny · 46-50, F
@ImpeccablyImperfect be careful taking high doses of the supplements that mix with black pepper. it makes the turmeric too bioavailable and can cause liver damage
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Penny good to know, thanks!!
Kstrong · 56-60, F
I've added curcumin to my vitamin regime every morning, just for that reason, along with vitamin C which is another antioxidant and collagen, great for your skin, helps reduce dark spots and even skin tone
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
Just about anything. It depends on the style of cooking. I often use it eggs or even apart of chicken breading.

Lately I have even added real ground curry leafs with the turmeric into omelets.

Bought a whole pound of curry leafs.


Note: this is NOT store bought curry spice. That actually doesn't have ANY real curry.

Please note real curry leaves as well have the same benefits as tumeric. And are sometimes used as a tea.

[quote]Curry leaves are loaded with carbazole alkaloids, compounds that have antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-cancer properties. The compound linolool, primarily responsible for the flowery scent of curry leaves, is also capable of killing bacteria and eliminating cell-damaging free radicals.2
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ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@DeWayfarer I wouldn’t even think of buying store bought curry spice.
If I want some Indian-style foods I’d make it from scratch! And thanks for this info on the curry leaf…I will check it out some more and try to find it here!
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect just so you know, I had to go online to even buy it. Curry leafs just are not solid here.

Yet a whole pound cost only $10 USA.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I don’t use much of the spice because some of it has been found to have lead in it. I do take supplements, the ones with high levels of cucurmin also known as Meriva turmeric, are 29 times more bioavailable than the cooking spice. This is the type that has been recommended for cancer patients and those with inflammatory related chronic diseases. Another great anti-inflammatory is Boswellia, also known as Indian Frankincense. It quickly stopped the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis when I started taking it in April. Within days I was able to weed a flower bed without my joints being achy and swollen for a week. And I noticed that my joints rarely pop now, they’d pop with every cold or rainy front that came through.
Penny · 46-50, F
i sprinkle a fair amount on my eggs sometimes. i also like to make curry vegetables. curry powder has turmeric. also some mustards have turmeric
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@Penny oh, I might have to try the egg thing!!! thank you!
ineedadrink · 51-55, M
It can pair well with garlic in spicy dishes.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@ineedadrink maybe I'll make some sausage and peppers tonight and throw it in....I'll be brave haha
ineedadrink · 51-55, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect There you go. 😁
LordShadowfire · 46-50
@ineedadrink I agree, it goes great with garlic.
meggie · F
I'm going to try this for my knee arthritis
Gangstress · 41-45, F
@meggie you can also use it as an anti inflammatory too.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
I buy Meriva turmeric supplements and take them daily and which are much higher in cucurmin and 29 times more bioavailable than regular turmeric. Some of the spice turmeric being sold has been found to be contaminated with lead.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@cherokeepatti good info....I will check into that more, thanks!!
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
it's expensive too...

kousa berries (Japanese Dogwood) have many of the same benefits & more, and they grow fast (at least around here). Doesn't take much to have noticeable results either.

ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@wildbill83 thank you! I will look into this too!
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
@ImpeccablyImperfect I'd had several people stop at my house and ask what kind of trees they are because they stand out so much when they bloom in summer, the berries ripen around late august to october; I get at least a bushel off every tree

Gangstress · 41-45, F
Add it to hot milk..game changer. You can add cinnamon too. I think you'll enjoy it
Glass a day will sort you out
Im indian so use it often tbh
Somebody told me they cosumed it in a milk blend. Something they grew up on as kids, and was a virtual cure-all.
gol979 · 41-45, M
1 orange, 1 lemon, grated ginger and turmeric. Small glass in the morning.
Livingwell · 61-69, M
I make a chicken stirfry and it's a great ingredient adding flavor.
chrisCA · M
I have added it to coffee.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@chrisCA does it change the flavour drastically? I don't taste it in the smoothie....and the tea I make just tastes like lemon and honey tea....
chrisCA · M
@ImpeccablyImperfect Not really. I take my coffee black, and I add just a little tumeric.
Fullmetal · 46-50, M
I take tablets, buy them at Costco
Dawgsfan3 · 41-45, M
I’ve never had tumeric before
JohnnyNoir · 56-60, M
Edible supplement
gnomes · 46-50, F
Thank you for this
Applepiedom · 56-60, M
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Take a pill.
TexChik · F
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MonaReeves86 · 36-40, F
Add it into foods you make for example eggs or stews Persian add turmeric into food all the time
LordShadowfire · 46-50
I sneak it into heavily spiced dishes where it will blend in and nobody will complain about the taste. I'm helped by the fact that my dad read an article about turmeric and wants me to add it to everything we eat.
ImpeccablyImperfect · 51-55, F
@LordShadowfire it's definitely a good addition to daily diets!

 
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