What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice that contains an active ingredient called curcumin that is a powerful antioxidant.
What is curcumin?
Curcumin is a chemical compound in turmeric that provides turmeric with its health benefits.
What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to turmeric/curcumin. Here are some of the top ones:
Promotes healthy skin by decreasing inflammation and increasing wound healing
Has been shown to prevent certain cancers
Decrease the growth of fat cells
Lower glucose levels
Reduce joint inflammation
Promote good mental health
And many more claims!
How to incorporate it into your diet:
Tofu or egg scrambles
Add to hummus
Add to oats or energy balls
Bake with sweet potato and other veggies
Check out my Iced Turmeric Latte Recipe here!
Sources: Dr. Axe, J. (2019). Turmeric and curcumin benefits: can this herb rally combat disease? Dr. Axe.com From: https://draxe.com/nutrition/herbs/turmeric-curcumin-benefits/