Turmeric is a tremendous superfood with a rich nutritional profile. Either eaten fresh or as a ground spice, the active component curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory benefits and antioxidant profile, and aids the fight against free radical damage. Further benefits of including turmeric in your diet include aiding the liver in detoxification, potential cancer protection and obesity prevention due to the effect shown in studies of prevention fat cell growth.
The availability and absorption of curcumin is multiplied when consumed with black pepper, so add some to your meals to enhance the benefits.Turmeric is perfect in curries, soups, risottos, it can be added to so many dishes, I coat my roast potatoes in it! It also makes an amazing and soothing latte.
Here is an amazing recipe for turmeric latte to brighten up your breakfast or perfect as a relaxing bedtime drink. Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk constantly over a gentle heat. Once hot, pour into mugs and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon to serve.
- 350ml almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
- ¼ tsp ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- grind of black pepper