Turmeric: How to Get Recommended 1 Teaspoon Daily

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Tumeric was once considered merely an addendum spice used with the occasional curry recipe.

Today, this trendy spice has garnered the attention of millions with promising scientific studies lauding health benefits from preventing Alzheimer’s disease to reducing inflammation, improving allergies and depression to even reduction in breast cancer.

Until lately, studies have been confined to mice in what has been described as “unrealistically high doses,” according to Michael Mosley of the BBC’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor.

Mosley set out to conduct a real-world experiment, using real-world people.

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Nearly 100 volunteers were divided into three groups for the experiment. The first group consumed a teaspoon of turmeric mixed in with their food, every day for six weeks. The second group took a turmeric supplement, and the third was given a placebo.

After six weeks, scientists at University College London analyzed the results through DNA tests.

“We found one gene which showed the biggest difference. And what’s interesting is that we know this particular gene is involved in three specific diseases: depression, asthma and eczema, and cancer,” Dr. Martin Widschwendter, of University College London, told Mosley. “This is a really striking finding.”

Studies continue to show turmeric has unique “anti-inflammatory benefits, decreased cancer risk, and support of detoxification, studies on turmeric intake now include its potential for improving cognitive function, blood sugar balance, and kidney function, as well as lessening the degree of severity associated with certain forms of arthritis and certain digestive disorders.”

1 Teaspoon a Day Shows Promising Results For:

University of Maryland Medical Center

Alzheimer’s Disease

• Arthritis

• Indigestion or Dyspepsia

• Ulcerative colitis

• Stomach Ulcers

• Osteoarthritis

• Heart Disease

• Cancer

• Bacterial and Viral Infections

• Uveitis

• Neurodegenerative Conditions

How to Add it to a Daily Diet

Turmeric Tea – 4 cups boiled water, 1 teaspoon turmeric. Allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain and add honey or lemon to taste.

• Eggs – add a pinch to scrambled eggs, frittatas.

• Rice – Rice pilafs, add a pinch of turmeric to plain rice which brings a beautiful yellow color along with a mild flavor

• Salad – sprinkle on greens or mix into salad dressings and vinaigrettes

• Smoothies

• Soup – chicken or vegetable soups are delicious with a sprinkling of turmeric

• Mustard — as in French’s 100% Natural Classic Yellow Mustard

• Indian foods and curries, in particular, are an excellent turmeric resource

Delicious Recipes with Turmeric

Curry… Even in a Hurry

Morrocan Countryside Chicken Tagine

Thai Chicken and Noodle Panang Curry

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

Singapore Style Noodles

A Curried Carrot Soup

Indian Curry Lentil Soup

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Cumin

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  1. Earlier I used Curccuma but now I sswitched to Turmeric (Simply Organic).Are they both healthy ?!
    I noticed that Turmeric works better for me.

    1. That’s a great question. I have always used turmeric for cooking.

      My understanding is turmeric is derived from the curcuma plant and is turmeric’s most active ingredient. From my research, I think the health benefits of adding it (turmeric) to food outweighs taking it as a supplement.

      Here are a couple of resource articles from Dr. Weil and Livestrong that are informative. However, they are not as recent as the studies mentioned in the article above!

      Thanks for the great question!


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