The One Spice I Use Everyday

Okay almost everyday. For whatever reason, my body usually doesn’t want turmeric and some other things like supplements and fermented foods on the first day of my period. Listen to yo’ body! It knows! So much.

Turmeric has a slightly bitter flavor and I love scooping 1 or 2 generous teaspoons of it on eggs or dairy products like goat yogurt or cottage cheese (which I only eat occasionally). It you don’t eat dairy or eggs, turmeric makes a good topping on bean dishes or even added to smoothies. Adding freshly ground black pepper makes the turmeric compounds absorb better.

Organic or fresh turmeric should be dark deep orange. If it’s lower quality, sometimes it doesn’t have as strong of a color.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties and it’s good for the liver, which is so important given how much toxicity our bodies are coping with nowadays, especially when on or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs or other chemical substances.

Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, has anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties and is good for the brain.

Turmeric has also been shown to have preventative properties against dementia and alzheimers, both of which can be at least partially induced by psychiatric drugs.

The best place to get turmeric, aside from buying it fresh, local and organic, if you live in a region where that is possible, is to buy it organic in the bulk section of a health food store.

If you don’t have access to a good health food store, or find it easier to shop online, there are high quality brands of organic turmeric that are easily accessed such as this one.

If you eat one spice everyday, let it be this awesomely bitter, yet delicious bright orange baby.


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7 thoughts on “The One Spice I Use Everyday

  1. alitanicholas says:

    Interesting what you say about your period. The curcumin in turmeric is a known iron chelator, that is, it binds iron and carries it out of the body. When you’re menstruating, you’re losing iron already, so your body doesn’t want you to lose any more by eating turmeric.

  2. Chaya says:

    Interesting alitanicholas… I did a quick search and came up with conflicting info. Some says turmeric/curcumin can cause anemia, some says it can prevent it. I’m curious though as I’ve had anemia most of my life. It does run in my family, as well, and I never saw my mom eating turmeric. I will investigate this further. Thanks for your comment.

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