Why you need to add Turmeric to your diet!


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Turmeric doesn’t get the attention it assuredly deserves.  For some reason, it’s a bit less sexy than other spices such as garlic, ginger and cinnamon. But why, when it’s a spice powerhouse?

Below we highlight this spice and give it its just due. What do you use Turmeric for? Please share with us your all natural remedies or treatments on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LaCriolla.

1. Powerful Natural Anti-Oxidant – the bright colors found in Turmeric along with its main and powerful ingredient Curcumin is what gives this spice its many health benefits. As an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory it’s good for belly aches, pearly whites and even arthritis.

2. Helps With Swimmer’s Ear – mix Turmeric with warm garlic oil and you get an all natural treatment that helps with the terribly annoying and sometimes painful Swimmer’s ear.

3. It’s the #1 tea in Okinawa, Japan – Okinawa is known for the long life span of its people. In fact, they have the longest average life span of any nation in the world. Average age of those who live in this beautiful place is an astonishing: 81.2 – they’re also known to drink Turmeric tea daily.

4. Anti-Bacterial Properties And So Much More – from the Huffington Post, comes a great piece on the many, many health benefits of Turmeric. Among its attributes, they say, “Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic illnesses.”

For these reasons and more, Turmeric is a spice not to forsake. It’s versatile, can add beautiful, natural color to many different types of foods, has several health benefits and more.

There you have it – a few Turmeric fun facts. Which spice fun facts do you want to share with us? Hit our Facebook page or Twitter and use the hashtag #LaCriolla

Sources: MNN, Turmeric, Huffington Post, Dr Weil.

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