Due to its powerful therapeutic properties, turmeric, the bright yellow spice, holds a significant niche in the ancient Ayurvedic, Chinese, and other Asian medicines. Studies suggest that curcumin, a compound largely found in turmeric exhibits extensive health benefits including enhanced immunity, decreased inflammatory response, enhanced liver function, reduced stress, and better sleep. This spice has amazing restorative properties that are immensely beneficial to health. But it can be a challenge to find ways to eat it. One easy and delicious way of reaping the health benefits of turmeric is to make turmeric pudding my latest blog post.
Turmeric is an integral part of Indian cuisine and culture. This potent ingredient is capable of alleviating various conditions. Turmeric is a versatile ingredient, providing relief from several health issues including adrenal fatigue. Realizing the profound health benefits of turmeric, holistic health experts now recommend including turmeric in your daily diet. In fact, in some ways, turmeric is more effective than modern conventional medicines. Researchers have conducted several studies on turmeric.
Natural Healing Properties of Turmeric
Turmeric is cultivated in several Asian and African countries. Its bright golden color and healing properties can be attributed to the presence of a compound known as curcumin. Ancient Indians realized the profound therapeutic properties of turmeric and have used the spice to provide relief from colds, indigestion, and throat pain, as well as to heal minor cuts and wounds on the skin. Also known as Indian saffron, turmeric also finds significance in various religious ceremonies.
Adding turmeric to your food not only enhances flavor and color but also takes your dish to a healthier level. Including turmeric in your everyday diet helps boost immunity, improve liver function, prevent disease, reduce inflammation, detox your system, fight stress, and avoid obesity. Due to all these health benefits, this ancient spice has been extensively studied by researchers and is present in many medicines.
Here are some of the healing properties of turmeric:
Anti-inflammatory: Curcumin in turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties which are extremely helpful in providing relief from inflammation without causing any side effects thus surpassing the western medicines such as steroids. Inflammation is the major cause of diseases including arthritis, cancer, and chronic pain. This anti-inflammatory property of curcumin also makes it helpful for Alzheimer’s disease adrenal fatigue treatment.
Antidepressant: Laboratory studies suggest that curcumin can effectively correct depression symptoms in animals. In another study, it was revealed that curcumin helped to manage depression in people with depressive disorder issues. Turmeric is a rich source of curcumin which can help manage mild depression and stress-related issues.
Antibacterial: The antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties of turmeric can help to provide relief from various skin problems. Adding turmeric to your everyday diet and beauty regime helps to get healthy, flawless, glowing skin from the inside out.
Kills Cancer Cells: Several studies suggest that the curcumin in turmeric may have anticancer effects, either killing the cancer cells or preventing them from growing. Curcumin may also help reverse various types of cancer.
Treating your taste buds with delicious turmeric pudding provides your body with a healthy dose of curcumin.
A Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Recipe
Including turmeric in your everyday diet can greatly reduce inflammation and various health disorders related to it. There are numerous ways of including turmeric in your diet. One of the great things about this spice is that it goes well with almost any dish. You can add turmeric to your curries, soups, salads, bread, smoothies and almost anything. Want to infuse a dish with rich golden color? Then ditch the food color and go for turmeric. Adding turmeric to your dish not only enhances its flavor but also adds tons of valuable health benefits.
This healthy chia turmeric pudding, garnished with coconut cream tastes amazing and is easy to make. This super healthy, refreshing, and filling recipe contains nut milk, making it a healthy option for vegans, along with a blend of aromatic spices and superfood chia seeds. The touch of orange zest adds a refreshing flavor.
Turmeric, nut milk, and ground spices are boiled to make a golden yellow aromatic concoction. Warming the milk before adding in your chia seeds helps the seeds to absorb milk faster. Make sure to stir right away to distribute them evenly in the liquid.
You can enjoy the pudding at room temperature or just chill it in the refrigerator for a thicker consistency and to make the chia seeds more hydrated. Feel free to add fruits, slivered nuts, and toppings of your choice.