Turmeric and curcumin

“There have been thousands of peer-reviewed articles indicating the benefits of turmeric and curcumin, and various studies report that curcumin is more effective than some prescription drugs at tackling inflammation.”

– Real Meal Revolution Banting 2.0

Why turmeric?

  • Massive anti-inflamatory and anti-cancer properties
  • Aids digestion
  • Helps to reduce blood-sugar levels, thus lowering the risk of diabetes and insulin resistance.
  • Associated with the relief of symptoms of depression, arthritis, high cholesterol and chronic pain

How much?

Try to add turmeric to you diet at least three times a week.

A regular turmeric capsule is also an option.

Disclaimer: Turmeric may interfere with anti-coagulants like Clopidogrel, Aspirin and Warfarin. It also can affect medications such as non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs. If you are taking any chronic medications or suffer from any chronic medical conditions, speak to your healthcare provider before introducing large amounts of turmeric into your diet.

Making Golden Shake

Have your Golden Shake cold if making it with kefir (so as not to kill off the bacteria), or warm or cold if you’re making it with coconut milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kefir (cold only) or coconut milk (warm or cold)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon maca powder
  • a crack of black pepper
  • a pinch of crystal salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)

Method

Warm the milk on the stove if you’re making the warm version.

Combine all the ingredients and blend, in descending ease of use, in a Nutribullet or with any other blender

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My best way to enjoy turmeric

In a glass of warm water, mix in a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, half a teaspoon of turmeric and a crack of black pepper.

Reference:

Real Meal Revolution Banting 2.0 by Jonno Proudfoot and the Real Meal Revolution Team, (Burnet Media, 2016)

 

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