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Eat More Turmeric! Here’s How

Turmeric is quickly becoming an “it” superfood. You’ve probably seen the ingredientĀ all overĀ Pinterest and Instagram in the form ofĀ golden-hued lattes, soups, and vegan ice cream. ItĀ was even called a “rising star” by Google Food Trends,Ā sinceĀ searches for turmeric jumpedĀ a whoppingĀ 56% between November and January.Ā And as a nutritionist, I’m thrilled, since this healthy food trend is both delicious and backed by research.

Turmeric, a root in the same family as ginger, hasĀ long been used as an anti-inflammatory compound in Chinese and Indian medicine. ItsĀ active ingredient, a yellow compound called curcumin, has been found to haveĀ antioxidant,Ā antiviral,Ā and anticancerĀ properties in lab and animal studies. And although more clinical trials about the benefitsĀ of curcumin forĀ humans are needed, it’sĀ been linked to lower total cholesterol levelsĀ and improved liver functionĀ afterĀ liver disease or damage.

 

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I eat turmeric almost every day, and advise my clients do the sameā€”with a few caveats. First, I do not advocate taking turmeric supplements, unless theyā€™ve been prescribed (and will be monitored) by a physician, especially for pregnant women. I also caution my clients against going overboard with turmeric root or powder. Too much has been linked to unwanted side effects, including reflux, low blood sugar, increased bleeding risk, reduced iron absorption, and worsened gallbladder problems.

To reap turmeric’s benefits, here are some simple meal and snack ideas to help you get a healthy amount of the root in your diet.

 

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Make Turmeric Paste

Turmeric paste is a mixture of ground turmeric, extra virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, and black pepper. It’s used in golden milk lattesā€”those orange-yellow drinks you’ve probably seen on Instagramā€”which areĀ made byĀ dissolving the pasteĀ into warm almond or coconut milk along with a little organic honey and fresh grated ginger. And while black pepper may seem like an odd ingredient, it actually helps boost turmeric’s absorption from the digestive system into the bloodstream.

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Sip On Turmeric Tea

Add a pinch of ground turmeric to warm water along with lemon to start you day. (Note: Iā€™m serious about a pinchā€”itā€™s pungent, so too much can be tough to swallow.) Alternatively, you can purchase turmeric tea bags, which can be steeped alone or with other types of tea, such as green, white, black, or oolong.

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Whip It Into A Smoothie

For a tasty and unique kick of flavor, add a bit of ground turmeric to your morning smoothie. Or opt for fresh, peeled turmeric root, which youā€™ll find in the produce section, likely near the ginger. A little nub no bigger than the size of your pinky nailĀ is all you need.

Make It A Seasoning Staple

I love to keep ground turmeric handy to season nearly anything savory, including scrambled eggs, sautĆ©ed veggies, soups, stir frys, and pulses (especially oven roasted chickpeas). You can also fold a little turmeric into nut butter or hummus, whisk it into homemade vinaigrette, or stir it into oatmeal along with coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nuts or sesame seeds. The options are endless! In most dishes, Iā€™ll start with an eighth of a teaspoon and add more to taste, makingĀ sure the turmeric wonā€™t overpower other flavors.

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Create AĀ Unique Dessert

To make homemade vegan turmeric ā€œice cream,ā€ whip turmeric paste with one cup coconut milk or coconut cream, half of a ripe banana, a few pitted dates, maple syrup, and a little extra fresh ginger. Pour into BPA free pop molds, freeze, and enjoy.

Cynthia SassĀ is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with masterā€™s degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen onĀ national TV, sheā€™s Healthā€™s contributing nutrition editor, and privately counselsĀ clientsĀ in New York, Los Angeles, and long distance. Cynthia is currently the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Yankees, previously consulted for three other professional sports teams, and is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. Sass is a three-time New York Times best-selling author, and her newest book is Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast. Connect with her onĀ Facebook,Ā TwitterĀ andĀ Pinterest.

 

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

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email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Eat More Turmeric! Here's How" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*