Turmeric is a remarkable spice used for centuries in Asian cultures. It is an exceptional ingredient due to the content of curcumin. This is an active component in turmeric which has powerful anti-inflammatory effect. It has the ability to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
According to a recent study, it was revealed that turmeric extract blocks colorectal cancer. Laboratory tests have also proven that turmeric can inhibit the growth of tumors.
Many scientists reveal that turmeric prevents skin diseases, colitis, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s disease, and so on.
As mentioned before turmeric is widely utilized in South Asian cuisine, usually as an enhancer to flavors. However, turmeric offers many health benefits making it far from a common spice used in various meals. Therefore, in this article we shall present you a turmeric smoothie.
Turmeric is the basis for this homemade recipe, yet it is accompanied by powerful healthy ingredients thus making this smoothie a great immunity booster.
Half a teaspoon of turmeric powder
Half a cup of pineapple or mango chunks
1 cup of coconut milk
Half a teaspoon cinnamon
Half a teaspoon of ginger powder
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of Maca powder
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
The coconut milk contains fiber, and the following vitamins: E, B1, B3, B5, B6 and C. The pineapple or the mango chunks have plenty of vitamin C which prevents deficiencies linked to the immune system and other diseases. The banana incorporates potassium balanced fluids, and provides good brain function, then good nerves, heart, and muscles. The cinnamon is known for its ability to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. The ginger powder will reduce arthritis pain, cramps, nausea, and dizziness. The chia seeds have plenty of fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and calcium. The Maca powder aids people suffering from anemia, treats chronic fatigue, and boosts energy. Last, but not least is the black pepper which optimizes the absorption of turmeric.