If you cringe over the thought of consuming curry before a social or public gathering, you are not alone. With most people, curry acts as a raging log flume within your intestines. (we’ll leave it at that.)
I can tell you I never took a liking to it, and even so, most of the time the after affects were more like a lazy river for me. I don’t do or say spicy, unless it involves guacamole, Halloween costumes, or bright red cars.
That being said, a few months ago, I was on the quest to cure my acne. (When am I not?)
I have been thankful for the wonderful support system found within the Integrative Nutrition program.
One of the girls within the group I am in told me turmeric powder worked to clear her acne. Okay, yes, that’s great, but no way in even the worst of food hells, would I be consuming that stuff.
She told me to take 1 tbsp. with water and honey in the morning daily.
Because I’ve been in the desperate boat (which is beginning to capsize), I decided to take a large leap into the hopeful boat and try this “miracle for your intestines” and evidently now, “miracle for your face.”
I purchased some organic turmeric about a month and half ago and began the inevitable hold your nose gulp with a glass of water.
To my surprise, it wasn’t THAT bad. (Confession: I didn’t even use the honey!) After a few days, it became routine. It reminded me of my first “hook” with coffee. Hate and love to OBSESSION.
Yes, so it’s true, I became obsessed with turmeric. I began craving the taste. I started using it morning and night. The only problem was that it did nothing for my acne…but my energy levels…WOOOHOOO! I felt like those blue people in Avatar!
Veering away from the ramble and more towards the facts…here are some benefits as to why you should take this powder raw:
- As opposed to some of the ingredients within curry, turmeric actually acts as a digestive aid. Your intestines do not have to put up the white flag with this guy!
- Reduces all that gunk from all the junk you eat otherwise known as cholesterol
- CANCER PREVENTION…turmeric actually slows blood flow to cancer cells and also protects functioning cells from being damaged
- Lowers blood sugar
- Heals the skin
- Increases energy
Any kind of cooking with destroy the anti oxidative properties, so be sure to eat this in the rawest form possible! (I’ve also found it meshes well with salads and even a pasta topping!)
Oh and a warning…it may or may not stain your tongue/teeth a temporary yellow after consumption. Well, that’s if you basically shot glass it like I did. (Crazayyy witch doctor over here!) 😛
Are you a fan of using spices in your cooking? Have you ever tried turmeric? Would you ever consume it raw like your nutso author of this post does?
Peace, love, and team turmeric powder!