Turmeric: Superfood Spotlight



Long, hot summer days always get us in the mood for all things bright, vibrant, and spicy – especially if they help give us that healthy glow! Meet your new favorite superfood: turmeric. Lauded for its close relative to ginger, this vibrant root is the quintessential ingredient in many Middle Eastern dishes like curry, soup, and rice. Many different cultures all across the world have used and consumed it for centuries, often as a cure for ailments. In Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has also been used for a variety of uses including improving digestion, relieving arthritis, increasing blood flow, and more.

Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a compound that has been found to reduce swelling and inflammation. (This could be beneficial for digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis.) Turmeric has a low bioavailability, which means that your body metabolizes it very quickly. Experts recommend pairing it with black pepper, which contains a natural substance called piperine that helps the body absorb the curcumin more slowly.

Other Benefits of Turmeric

Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Diet:

The anti-inflammatory properties can also bring glow and luster to skin when used in topical mask facials. Try it at home with our recipe for our Kefir Turmeric face mask:

  • 1 tsp plain kefir
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp honey


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This information does not replace medical advice and is not intended to diagnose or treat symptoms. There are, as with all things, risks involved with consuming too much of something, even turmeric. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have health concerns, are at risk for disease, or are taking prescription medications, before doubling up your turmeric consumption.
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