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Health Benefits of Turmeric - Nicole's Healing Turmeric Elixir

Health Benefits of Turmeric - Nicole's Healing Turmeric Elixir

This glowing spice is chock full of amazing health benefits! Turmeric has been used for thousands of years, across many cultures, as a remedy. We typically see it used in curries, rice dishes, mixed in with vegetables, or even teas. It can be added to almost any dish for extra colour, flavour and healing benefits.

Turmeric is known to be a powerful natural anti-inflammatory for those who have arthritis, joint pain or even cancer. Its main active ingredient, curcumin, is an antioxidant with many beneficial health properties. Curcumin has been seen to have such incredible health benefits that researchers are now studying it more than ever. The latest research shows the long-term effects to be protecting against Alzheimer's disease, reducing the progression of atherosclerosis, protecting against heart attack and stroke, as well as reducing inflammation leading to cancer. Curcumin can also be used topically to treat skin disorders including skin inflammation, bruising and insect bites. It also has shorter term healing benefits, such as soothing inflamed gastrointestinal walls, and antimicrobial effects against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

Apart from curcumin, turmeric also contains essential oils, rich levels of vitamin C and magnesium. The vitamin C properties work alongside with curcumin to treat skin disorders, as well as inflammation. Magnesium is beneficial for bone health, diabetes, heart health and mental health, such as anxiety.

Again, turmeric can be added to almost any dish. Here at Savor Living, we have created a delicious Healing Turmeric Elixir. Drink it on its own, either heated or cold. It's fantastic with some added vegetables or rice for a complete meal. My favourite way to enjoy this heart healthy elixir is as a soup. I add orzo pasta right into the simmering broth and cook until the orzo is perfectly done. I pour it into my favourite mug and sip until the get to the bottom, then I use a spoon to fish out all the yummy orzo. This elixir also freezes fabulously, so the next time you place an order, add a few extra to put in the freezer, so will have some whenever you need a pick-me-up. Consuming turmeric in a liquid form acts as a detox and cleanses your body by and allowing these amazing antioxidants to enter the bloodstream immediately. Treat yourself to a body boost this week.

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