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Turmeric And Its Health Benefits

Posted by ila nguyen on

Turmeric, or Curcuma long, is a spice that spans over many cultures - Indian, Chinese, even American (hint: mustard is not bright yellow). While most people recognize it as a key ingredient in curry powder, turmeric is a standard medicine in East and Southeast Asia (mainly for detox purposes, such as allergies and hangovers). However, it has gained  recent recognition in the western Hemisphere as well. Studies suggest that turmeric has an effect on the following: Inflammation control and cancer prevention Indigestion Depression Alzheimer’s disease (at least in animal models!) There are many ways to introduce turmeric into your everyday...

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Detox Spices

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Spices and herbs have always been use as medicine; to this day Ayurvedic and Chinese apothecaries prescribe them to cure ailments and detoxify the body. Here’s what some spices are purpotrated to do. Before you include them in your diet, make sure to consult your physician to confirm that they won’t interfere with your current medications or conditions! Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. One study showes that 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon daily reduced cholesterol. Ginger is a popular antiemetic for everyone - from dogs to pregnant women! Cumin has always been used as an anticarminative. Garlic is...

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5 Spices to Add to your Smoothies Now

Posted by Melissa Lopez on

There’s no denying that a fruit and veggie-loaded smoothie is an excellent way to start your day. But did you know that adding just a pinch of spice to your daily smoothie routine can offer even more health benefits, all while adding a whole new level of delicious flavor? Especially great for when your immunity is running low and stress is high, these ingredients offer concentrated doses of nutrients and can work wonders on your body. Toss in a teaspoon or two of some of these super spices into your next smoothie to take it to the next level. Cinnamon...

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Turmeric, Ginger's Colorful Brother

Posted by Olivia Maki on

  Turmeric, part of the ginger family, is a self-propagating rhizome. Turmeric has origins in Indian culture where it was originally used as a dye and later embraced for its medicinal purposes. During medieval times in Europe it was often referred to as "Indian saffron" because it was commonly used to replace saffron, which is more expensive.    Turmeric is most commonly used in a dried and ground state, though it can be used fresh like ginger. Fresh turmeric leaves can also be wrapped around food during the cooking process. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years as a...

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