Ingredient spotlight: #Turmeric . Known for its #antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it has been used historically to treat skin imperfections and improve the brightness of skin.
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D I N N E R ▪️so I’ve been reading about turmeric as everyone talks about turmeric all the time 😂. AS is an inflammation of the joints, and therefore most of my diet is geared towards reducing inflammation. Turmeric is cited over and over again for being the most effective natural anti inflammatory ingredient. However, in its natural state, the ability for it to be absorbed by the body seems to be less than optimal. SO I’ve compiled a list of tips to crank up the absorption so we can get the full effects of this superfood:
1. Cook it- heat seems to increase the solubility of circumin, which is the active component of turmeric.
2. Eat it with a fat- circumin is fat soluble.
3. Add some black pepper- piperine in pepper significantly enhances the effect of turmeric on the body.
4. Eat it with quercetin rich foods like onions which inhibits an enzyme that counters circumin
SO what can you make that covers all of those bases? CURRY. My favourite is Thai yellow curry made with coconut milk & bone broth. I used @marksandspencer organic chicken thighs for this dish & cut up fresh turmeric to boil and infuse into the sauce. I served it with zucchini noodles, tenderstem broccoli, parsley and spring onions. I also added black pepper as seasoning. Voila.
Cauliflower pickled with fresh turmeric, garlic, jalapeños, finger 🌶 and bay leaves. It’s a fiery hot , crunchy and fermented pot of goodness, made about 6 months ago.... healthy guts and microbiomes love fermented foods.
Um can I say I’ve truly outdone myself this time? I had some leftover brown rice and decided to make a childhood favorite: fried rice. I sautéed some broccoli, mushrooms, peppers and onions then crumbled some tofu. I added turmeric, garlic and salt and pepper. Then I added in the rice and added a little vegan butter and a ton of coconut aminos. It was BOMB.
Should #Turmeric be part of your Anti-Inflammatory Diet? Absolutely YES!
Can't suggest it enough to my patients.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful #anti -inflammatory effects and is a very strong #antioxidant
Consume #blackpepper with it!
Not only it increases bioavailability of turmeric but it also contains piperine... a natural substance that enhances curcumin's absorption in bloodstream by 2000%! So if you haven't tried it yet, mix 1tsp of turmeric powder with a pinch of ground black pepper in 1/2 cup of milk and whip up a batch of #golden milk!
P.s.: try it out using the coconut milk for a #dairy -free version!
Breakfast this morning - Freshly squeezed orange and freshly juiced turmeric. 🥕🍊🍋
I try and get my vitamins from the food I eat (and drink) rather than in supplement form. Here I'm having 100% of my RDA of Vitamin C - which is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
Turmeric on the other hand, possess excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It contains bioactive compounds with amazing medicinal properties e.g. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Turmeric also dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body.
Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine... a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. As it is is also fat soluable, it is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream unless combined with a fatty meal E.g - avocado or nuts.
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Good vibes only. ☺️
I believe in being positive, do you? Our minds are incredibly powerful. When we fill it with positive thoughts, our lives will start to change. ✨
I have been challenging myself this year to not let negative thoughts take over in situations that made me stumble, rather focusing on the positive aspects that are hidden within these circumstances. And it has helped a lot to manage difficulties, still staying motivated and feeling better in general. ☺️
Yesterday evening, I didn’t receive the best of news but reminded myself to keep up a positive attitude because there was clearly nothing I could have changed anyways. I felt optimistic to tackle this situation today and turns out there might just be an option to handle it all well. What I am trying to say here is that being positive won’t guarantee we will succeed, but once we start to have positive thoughts, we will start having positive results. 😌✨
Who’s in for some positively glowing TURMERIC & ORANGE CHIA SMOOTHIE PARFAITS? 🧡
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup nut mylk
Mix your chia seeds, turmeric, maple and nut milk in a bowl and stir well, before storing it in the fridge to set overnight.
Juice of 2 oranges
Nut mylk (only if needed)
Optional: tiny piece of ginger to spice it up
Blend your banana with the juice of the oranges and ginger if using. Add some nut mylk or more orange juice if want it to be thinner.
When ready to serve, take your chia pudding out of the fridge (I blended mine into a really thick pudding-like-texture this time) and layer it up with your smoothie. Choose whatever toppings you like and enjoy some positivity straight from your jar! 😜
Lots of love xx
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Believed to have originated in #India over 5,000 years ago, #turmeric has long been used for #cooking and medical purposes, as well as a textile dye. In Hindi, it is called #haldi .Turmeric is the root of the curcuma longa plant. Its flesh has an intense #orange#color that becomes #yellow when dried.