February 21, 2011

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Tumeric

So although tumeric is what helps make Indian food delicious and is one of the most vibrant exotic colors, there is much more to it, there are so many health benefits to this spice that it is considered one of nature's most powerful healers. This relative of ginger when added to the diet boosts the bodies immune system and is proven to protect against illness and disease. It has been proven to help treat high blood pressure, credited with the potential to inhibit the growth of certain cancers and is being studied to help in the fight against Alzheimer's. The most active component in tumeric is curcumin. It has been used with success to aid in fat metabolism and weight management. It is also said to help with joint pain and help with the detoxification process in the body. I say it sounds like adding a little spice to your life never sounded so good. Here are a few different curry paste recipes from fav Jamie Oliver to get the spices flowin.

photo by Mario Testino

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