Why Turmeric Should Be Your BFF (Best Food Friend), if it Isn't Already
If you're an adventurous eater and/or fitness-focused, chances are, you've had turmeric in Indian Curry, herbal tea blends and/or cold-pressed juice.
Used for thousands of years throughout India and Asia for wellness, cooking and beauty, this super spice is a serious multi-tasker that works miracles on your skin, body and health.
Here are its top 5 impressive benefits (out of a zillion -- LITERALLY)
1. MAGICALLY CORRECTS COMMON SKIN ISSUES
Brightens dull skin, banishes acne, soothes redness, smooths wrinkles and evens skin tone.
The antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties decrease the oily film on your skin while combating breakouts. Whip up a face mask with one teaspoon of yogurt (or milk), turmeric powder and honey. Slather on for 15-20 minutes and wash off. Do this 3 times weekly and watch your skin start to glow as if from within.
2. REMOVES BODY HAIR (NO LASER NEEDED)
If you have the time for this, then it's worth it. Believe it or not, this yellow powder has been used to inhibit the growth of body hair for millennia in India. One of the many beauty rituals performed before a wedding.
Just make a paste of turmeric dust and sugar or sea salt. Spread all over the targeted areas. Leave on for a few hours--and scrub off in a circular motion. Repeat when new hair begins to pop up. Finer hair or less hair should return.
3. HEALS WOUNDS AND RELIEVES PAIN
Again, turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory that speeds healing. You can make a paste comprised of turmeric powder and water or even coconut oil (very soothing for redness and reduces swelling). Cover the infected area with a bandage (remember yellow can stain if you don't keep it covered). Allow it to seep in for about 12 hours and change the dressing each time.
If you're experiencing headaches, muscle and/or joint pain, ingest turmeric with meals or as tea. Food is medicine so spice up your dishes and brew some tea with the root or add a teaspoon of powder with ghee or milk to aid absorption.
4. KEEPS COLDS AT BAY AND DETOXIFIES
A bad-ass cold fighter, turmeric combined with ginger is a dynamic duo that will shorten the duration of a nasty flu and also boost your immune system. Make an herbal tea with fresh roots and add honey after.
Plus, it's a natural detoxifier, cleansing your liver, kidneys and blood. Drink it as a warm herbal tea when you feel like your channels are clogged. Works great after an intense hangover. It even aids in weight loss as it gives you a boost in burning fat.
5. BOOSTS BRAIN POWER
The latest research shows that turmeric protects your brain from memory loss seen in those with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Keep your brain fit with turmeric spices, juices, teas and supplements.
GOLDEN MILK RECIPE FOR BOOSTING MEMORY & BURNING FAT
This wonderful therapeutic elixir can be used to kick off your morning, boost midday energy or end your night. It enhances DIGESTION (while soothing stomach woes like bloating and gas), speeds up metabolism, regulates cholesterol levels and weight management among all of the endless benefits mentioned above. WHAT DOES IT NOT DO?
- 1 cup organic milk, boiled in a pot
(BTW, boiling milk makes it digestible even for those who are lactose intolerant. if you're not convinced or you're vegan, use almond milk with coconut oil. IMPORTANT: Turmeric needs FAT to be absorbed properly)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- Dash of pepper (to enhance the superpowers of turmeric)
- Add cinnamon and ginger for an extra boost in immunity and fat burning power
Live long and strong....
SUPER SKIN SPICE GIVEAWAY
As you now know, Turmeric boasts endless amazing beauty and health benefits. In honor of this legendary spice, we are giving away 3 TURMERIC-INFUSED Konjac Sponges ($18 value) by Daily Concepts! These are serious MUST-HAVES.
To enter, just tell us in the comment box below if you've ever tried turmeric in food or on your skin.
Giveaway ends next Friday, March 31st!