Turmeric is one of the most beneficial whole foods that anyone can add into their diet. It can be juiced, sliced, grated, eaten raw or cooked and gives food that extra health punch we are all looking for. If you are looking for that miracle food, this just might be it!
Here are the Top 5 Reasons Why you Should Eat More Turmeric:
1) HELPS WITH FATIGUE:
Curcumin found in Turmeric has been shown in various studies to be able to help with fatigue both immediate as well as long term, this is great news for those of you feeling that crash mid afternoon. Instead of grabbing another sugar laden snack perhaps a fresh grated salad with turmeric is the answer.
2) HELPS PROTECT AGAINST CANCER:
This powerhouse of a food has antioxidant properties that help protect our cells against free radicals which affect our cellular DNA and can lead to cancer.
3) REDUCES INFLAMMATION:
Inflammation in the body has been proven to be one of the underlying causes of many different illnesses in the body. If we can keep our body in a balanced state we are more likely to remain healthy throughout life. So use turmeric's anti inflamatory power to heal the body.
4) IMMUNE BOOSTER:
With the cold weather upon us everyone is looking for a way to boost their immune system and stay away from the colds and flus circling around us. Well turmeric may be the solution your have been looking for all of these years. It has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that can boost and protect our immune system.
5) HELPS DEPRESSION:
Feeling down in the dumps, then include some of this wonderful food to help your mood. Clinical studies have shown that turmeric has a similar effect on the body as Prozac but of course it is NATURAL.
Go to your local market or grocery store and see if they have it in stock if they don't then look online because their are many local farmers who may provide this wonderful food along with other seasonal veggies and fruit to add to your diet. Plus it adds a brilliant colour to brighten up any dish!
Feeling overwhelmed in the morning to get everyone ready for work or school, uninspired by the same breakfast foods and looking for something that is healthy and that will get you through the mid morning lull. Pairing high fibre foods with a healthy source of protein and fat is essential to health. By eating a well balanced breakfast you will be waking your body up from it's starvation mode during sleep, you will kick start your metabolism to burn calories throughout the day, and you will feel great.
Breakfast doesn't have to be something that takes a lot of time to prepare, and this also means it can be more then a sugar filled bowl of cereal that does not contain any vital nutrients for optimal health. Give these two a try and see how you feel throughout the day. We hope you enjoy your super food charge.
CHIA SEED PORRIDGE
SOAKED DELICIOUS OATS PORRIDGE
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Debbie Vanderboom is a Nutritional Advisor, Natural Juice Therapist and foodie who loves using fresh, wholesome food to nourish the body. Educating her clients on the importance of choosing healthy foods on a daily basis is her focus. She provides her clients with recipes, resources and meal plans to help develop healthy eating habits for life.