Ever wonder what gives mustard that bright yellow color? It’s Turmeric, an anti-inflammatory spice.
Turmeric is one of the most thoroughly researched plants and spices in existence, and there are numerous current studies validating its healing properties. Turmeric has been shown to possess potent anti-inflammatory properties due to its active antioxidant curcumin. Since it decreases inflammation of the body it’s good for arthritis, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular health, and may slow the progression of Alzheimer’s, fight or prevent cancer, ease muscle pains and is used topically for burns, cuts, and to calm skin conditions. Turmeric is a natural pain killer and is comparable to prescription and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs without all the toxic side effects. It is inexpensive and can be found at the grocery store.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice and one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes, giving off a mustard-like, earthy smell and slightly bitter flavor to foods. It is used mostly in savory dishes, but also is used in some sweet dishes. Most turmeric is used in the form of rhizome powder to give off a golden yellow color. It is used in many products such as baked products, dairy products, canned drinks, orange juice, ice cream, yogurt, yellow cakes, biscuits, cereals, sauces, and gelatin. It is a principal ingredient in curry powders. Although typically used in its dried, powdered form, turmeric also is used fresh, like ginger.
Almost every spice that is used in cooking provides some health benefits but turmeric, an anti-inflammatory spice, tops the list. We recognize the healing potential of this magical plant, and have used it in many of our meals. Here is how we have used it in 5 of our meals.
- Fresh Chicken Salad: Tender chicken atop fresh garden greens with a honey mustard sauce
- Thai Spring Curry: Seasoned Thai chicken and vegetables in flavorful and moderately spicy coconut sauce
- Chicken Chardonnay: Seasoned chicken in a creamy coconut milk-based sauce over a bed of fresh vegetables
- Thai Chicken Wraps: Spicy Thai chicken mixed with finely sliced and shredded vegetables. Served with napa cabbage and cilantro to enjoy as a wrap
- Dijon Chicken: Seasoned chicken in a creamy dijon mustard sauce with roasted kale and sweet potatoes
Try this simple, delicious anti-inflammatory recipe and reap the benefits of turmeric!
- ½ cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp minced shallot
- 1 tsp fresh sage
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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If you’re interested in an anti-inflammatory lifestyle and more information and recipes like these, check out The Official Anti-Inflammatory Diet Masterclass. Or email us at info@VitalityConsultantsLLC.com for more details.