Turmeric’s number one active ingredient is curcumin. This chemical has a number of profoundly impressive anti-inflammatory properties. Because inflammation of the joints is one of the main causes of symptoms of arthritis, turmeric may help people who regularly suffer from the condition.
Turmeric is so widely known to be helpful that the Arthritis Foundation recommends turmeric for some people with arthritis! A study from 2016 found that taking a thousand milligrams of curcumin for up to twelve weeks could help to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis. While the study wasn’t large enough to produce certifiably concrete results, that conclusion is certainly promising.
Thanks to turmeric’s delicious and unique flavour, it can be used in a number of different creative recipes. In the course of this article, we’re going to take you through a few that we particularly like!
Golden Milk Espresso
Golden milk is the cafes’ least well-kept secret. The drink is made up of turmeric powder that has been mixed into hot milk, thereby making a healing tonic which is sure to help kick start your day the right way.
Recently, people have begun experimenting by adding coffee to their golden milk! We're not great fans of caffeine, however this idea might be a fantastic revelation to you. In order to make this new drink, simply prepare roughly six ounces of golden milk, and add two ounces of freshly brewed espresso. Alternatively, you could add four ounces of fresh coffee for a longer drink. For those of you that are wanting a caffeine free experience, check out our turmeric chai latte which has no artificial flavorings, colours or preservative and is suitable for vegans!
Because of turmeric’s unique taste, you may find that a lighter roast coffee suits the turmeric pairing a little better. That may taste a little more herbal, rather than being up-front dark and heavily roasted. Of course, as long as the drink you like is in the cup, then it’s all good!
Scrambled Eggs or Tofu With Turmeric
Eggs are an incredibly versatile foodstuff. They’re a classic brunch staple, and so it only fits that there’s a way to pair them with turmeric which tastes really good! There are plenty of turmeric scrambled egg recipes online, though you can simply add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to your eggs before cooking, and you’ll achieve the same result.
If you’re trying to live a more vegan diet nowadays, then we hear you, eggs might not be your first choice. Instead, you could try making a similar dish with tofu! Tofu and turmeric have been paired for centuries, so you know it’s a great combination, plus tofu can make a great addition to the breakfast or brunch table.
Carrot, Ginger, and Turmeric Soup
This is a bit more of an obvious recipe, but it would make a great meal-prep lunch.
The arthritis foundation recommends ginger for its anti-inflammatory properties, so this soup is sure to be infused with wellness in every sip.
This is a great example of a soup that you could make up in a big batch and then freeze. Cooking in that way allows you to have a small portion of this arthritis-busting soup every day, and thereby keep your turmeric levels up.
Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory, and when paired with other arthritis-busting ingredients, it can make a world of difference in your everyday life. Check out our site for our authentic Indian turmeric powder, and try it out in your diet!