Turmeric is a spice which is a member of the ginger family and has been native to East India and the Middle East for several centuries.

Turmeric consists of a vivid yellow to orange colour and provides an earthy taste with a musky aroma, not to mention to heaps of phytonutrients that it provides.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Consists of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory which supports the digestion of fats, reduces bloating, and improves skin conditions including eczema. (1)

 

  • Increases good (high-density lipid) cholesterol and reduces bad (low-density lipid) cholesterol due to curcumin; which as a result protects the heart and significantly helps people with metabolic syndrome. (2)

 

  • An excellent source of manganese and iron which are essential elements to regulate the flow of blood around the body. (3)

 

  • Provides a good quantity of fibre which helps stimulate metabolic functions quicker and clean the intestinal gut. (4)

 

  • Contains vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and potassium which are essential for metabolising amino acids and increasing the fluidity between cells respectively. (5) (6)

 

  • A good source of magnesium which is vital for joint movement and neurone functions. (7)

 

Recommendation

 

Combine turmeric with black pepper for higher absorption of curcumin to increase hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is a natural antidepressant and helps create new brain cells as well as reduce the risk of anxiety and stress symptoms.

 

Turmeric Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 tablespoon, ground

  Amt. Per 
Serving
% Daily 
Value*
Calories 24
Calories from Fat 6
Total Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 1%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4 g 4%
Dietary Fibre 1 g 6%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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