I’ve recently discovered the beautiful spice Turmeric (or Curcumin). Believed to help with pain, blood cleansing and even alzheimer disease, it seems to be a wonder spice! Slightly bitter to the taste, it’s often use in India and other Asian countries in stir fries and other lovely dishes. air max 90 femme From WebMd.com:

Why do people take turmeric?

Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, may help to reduce inflammation. Several studies suggest that it might ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, like pain and inflammation. Mochilas Fjallraven Kanken Classic Other compounds in turmeric might also be medicinal. In lab tests, curcumin seems to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors. nike air max 2017 One study showed that turmeric extract containing curcumin could — in some cases — stabilizecolorectal cancer that wasn’t helped by other treatments. But more research is needed. Other preliminary lab studies suggest that curcumin or turmeric might protect against types of skin diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, colitis, stomach ulcers, and high cholesterol. Based on lab studies, turmeric and curcumin might also help treat upset stomach, scabies, diabetes, HIV, uveitis, and viral infections.

I started throwing a half a teaspoon into my morning smoothie this summer. It does definitely alter the taste, but not in a bad way, and also gives the smoothie that lovely mustard-ish color if you’re not adding darker fruits or lots of greens. All of these things are ok and were ok until today when I learned that a few other things can help make the benefits of turmeric more easily available by the body. If you’re going to eat the stuff, you might as well get the maximum benefit. Fjallraven Kanken NO.2 Backpack The folks at Realfarmacy.com posted this (click) with tons of details – more than I’ll give you here so I urge you to run over there to read more. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack But for now, I’ll tell you what I did after I read the article. I made Golden Milk. Here’s the video that includes how to make your paste – which you then add to milk (dairy or non dairy) to make this yummy treat. So the paste is basically: 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 cup water (plus up to another cup water as needed) Heat the water over low heat, stir in turmeric powder and keep stirring for at least 7 minutes, adding more water as it starts to dry out – keeping it smooth and silky. A couple of things that I added: I made the paste as directed but added a few turns of black pepper as I was stirring since the RealFarmacy.com article suggested it. After I made the paste and scraped most of it into the glass jar for storage, I added my cup of milk (I used full fat, whole cow’s milk) to the same pan and scraped up the yummy leftover paste – which probably ended up being about a half a teaspoon. Mochilas Fjallraven Kanken Infantil Perfect! As this was heating I added a teaspoon of coconut oil, a pinch of cayenne pepper, another turn of black pepper, a pinch of ginger and about a 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon. nike air max 2015 Then I poured in about a teaspoon of maple syrup – my chosen sweetener. Agave, coconut sugar, honey or even *gasp* white sugar would work too. I stirred and let it heat to just below boiling. One thing I didn’t do but will do next time is pour this mixture into my personal blender to make sure all the spices, oil and sweetener get mixed in very well.

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