Turmeric is trending for all the right reasons now. With COVID 19 in the picture, its inflammatory and immunity boosting abilities have made it a hot favourite. The active compound curcumin which lends turmeric its yellow colour can be contributed for the majority of turmeric’s abilities. Curcumin enhances your body’s natural immunity and helps protect it from a wide range of ailments--from minor infections to serious diseases. Turmeric is antioxidant-rich, helping the body protect against free-radical damage that can hinder immunity, brain function, and other aspects of good health. Research shows that it helps prevent DNA damage and improves DNA repair, and it shows promise in treating depression.
Turmeric is not a stranger in Indian households. We have been using it as a kitchen spice and as an integral part of our medicine cabinets for eons. However, the amount we use while cooking sabzi won’t help reach your required daily intake. Moreover, curcumin is poorly absorbed by the body in its natural form. Hence, here are five ways you can include more curcumin in your daily diet.
Start your day with a turmeric tea
Soothing, refreshing and simple - turmeric tea is the best way to include curcumin in your routine. Commonly known as kadha, it is an infusion of raw turmeric, ginger, pepper and combination of spices, this ayurvedic remedy boosts your immunity, clears toxins and is a great alternative to your morning coffee.
Make a great salad dressing
Salads are a great way to get all the nutrients you need in a balanced meal. Next time whip up a turmeric dressing and get your dose of curcumin along with it. Whip up a quick, delicious dressing by mixing turmeric, olive oil, pepper, honey and ginger. You can go crazy and experiment. It is guaranteed to be healthy and delicious.
Blend it in your smoothie
Do you swear by your smoothies? Even if you don’,t switch up your breakfast at least once a week with a rich green smoothie with some turmeric. Again, get creative with your ingredients. There is no wrong way to savor a smoothie.
Add it to eggs or paneer
Yet another away to easily incorporate curcumin in your daily diet is via eggs. Scramble it, make it into an omelette or even a sunny side up - a slight dash of turmeric makes it all the more delicious. Switch it up with paneer if you’re a vegetarian.
We need quite a bit of turmeric intake to meet our daily requirement of curcumin as it’s poorly absorbed by the body in its natural form. Ideally, you will have to switch to a supplement to reap the maximum benefits of curcumin
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As is the case with any supplements, always consult your doctor. Especially, if you have pre-existing conditions or you’re pregnant.