For ages health buffs have been telling us that turmeric is a pretty wonderful thing, thanks to its nifty healing agent curcumin – which has some mighty anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Now a new study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry has found even more evidence that this golden spice can ward of disease and mental health problems.
Research conducted by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that a daily supplement of turmeric boosted people’s memories by nearly 30% and eased the symptoms of depression.
Pretty impressive if you ask us.
If just dash of the yellow stuff could help to combat Monday morning brain fog, then we are here for it in a big way. The trick is not to use too much though, otherwise you’ll ruin the dish.
Here are a handle of ways you can get creative with turmeric in the kitchen.
Come at us, health benefits.
1. Add it to scrambled eggs
Use a pinch of turmeric in your frying pan next time you’re whipping up a healthy breakfast.
2. Use it to spice up your rice
A dash of the golden stuff will liven up a pot of boring Basmati.
3. Make a warming soup
Whizz it up with carrots, ginger and onion for a creamy and satisfying winter treat.
4. Drink a calming turmeric latte
Simply add ginger, almond milk, turmeric and cinnamon together to create the perfect drink to fight the flu.
5. Add it to your hummus
If you make your dips from scratch, you can easily add a dash of ground turmeric and grated nutmeg to give your hummus a spicy kick. Serve with celery sticks and dig in.