Let’s first take a look at why turmeric is awesome. Basically, it’s a ninja spice that, due to its active ingredient curcumin, has the potential to help with multiple health concerns such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, ulcerative colitis, and some forms of depression. One of the reasons this one small compound is such a powerhouse is because it has two main benefits for the body:
Chronic pain, as well as countless other diseases such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and stroke, are all associated with inflammation. Anyone who is highly motivated to be as healthy as possible, for as long as possible, will want to reduce inflammation to give their body the best support possible. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are widely recognized, which makes adding it to your daily routine an easy yes.
| #2 Antioxidant
Antioxidants are vital to our health because they provide protection from free radicals and turmeric is being shown to be one of the most powerful antioxidants available to us. We want all the protection we can get from free radicals because these unstable atoms place oxidative stress on the body which contribute to chronic disease, speed the aging process and causing cell mutation as in cancer and tumors.
So, does this make turmeric a cure all? No, nothing is that simple in the nutrition and health world. How effectively your body uses the compounds found in turmeric depends on many factors including current diet and medications. For optimal health, it’s essential to eat a varied diet of nutrient dense foods, avoid foods that stress your body, and take care of your emotional body as well as your physical one.
This might seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re unsure of where to start, which is why I am here to make it EASY and FUN and YUMMY by offering a detox as a perfect place to begin. By shaking up your current patterns, feeding yourself deeply nourishing foods, and making yourself and your health a priority, you will learn invaluable tools that will allow you to thrive in all areas of your life.
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Mind-Body-Spirit Spring Detox
2 Medjool dates
2 tsp grated ginger or 1 tsp ground
1 cup water (or coconut or almond milk for a creamier latte)
2 ½ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups coconut or almond milk
1/8 tsp cardamom (optional)
Cinnamon to sprinkle on top, if desired
- Soak dates and ginger in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes. Note: If the dates are hard they will soften faster if you use warm water.
- Place softened dates and the soaking water in a blender. Blend until completely smooth and place in a small sauce pan.
- Add remaining ingredients to pan, whisk together and warm gently over medium low heat.
- Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Extra golden milk and be stored in fridge for 1-2 days and rewarmed.
If you want to eliminate the blender step replace the dates with 1T honey or maple syrup and use the ground ginger.