Turmeric is a super food I consume often and you may want to consider it too.
It has so many healthy therapeutic properties such as it being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and assisting in lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, in addition to supporting the immune system.
I consume it regularly because it also helps to ease muscle aches which helps for my recovery after doing tough exercise.
You can consume turmeric in a number of ways, such as through a capsule supplement, if you are not fond of its earthy taste.
But, I like to consume it in its most natural form such as turmeric root. The texture is very similar to ginger root which you can easily slice or grate as necessary for consumption.
If turmeric root is hard to find for you, you can opt to just consume it in its ground form.
An easy way to consume turmeric is to blend into foods. I love it in curries, rice, soups and hummus. You can also easily just drink it too in a warm golden milk beverage or enjoy it for a meal replacement such as my Golden Milk Mango Protein Smoothie recipe.
Looking for a savory option? Turmeric is also great in making a healthy spin on Mac & cheese. You can try my Vegan Mac & Cheese here.
So you can see, using turmeric in cooking opens up lots of possibilities to get creative and also gives your dishes a nutritional boost.
Eat Good, Look Good, Feel Good,
Vanessa LaBranche/Chef Instructor-Culinary Educator