5 sneaky ways to get more memory-boosting turmeric into your diet

As the golden spice is found to improve memory by 30%, here are some handy tips for getting more of the super-root onto your plate.

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Last updated: 1 March 2018 - 4.09pm

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.

[Read more: 9 amazing health benefits of turmeric]

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


Massive scramble & purple sweet potato hash for a post AM workout #win 💪🏻 Savory all the way baby! 😋Have you tried turmeric in your eggs yet?!? You’re missing out! Adds great flavor, not to mention anti-inflammatory properties 🙌🏻💛 —————————————————- TURMERIC SCRAMBLE: 👇🏻 1️⃣Heat Ghee or butter in a nonstick skillet ( used @fourthandheart white truffle Ghee 🤤) 2️⃣Add 1 egg + 2-3 egg whites 3️⃣Start scrambling adding turmeric, black pepper and pink salt about halfway through * (can also whisk together eggs with seasoning in a bowl then scramble; I was lazy) —————————————————- PURPLE SWEET POTATO HASH: 👇🏻 1️⃣Cube sweet potatoes, spread on a baking sheet 2️⃣Spray with avocado oil spray @chosenfoods + garlic powder + pinksat + pepper 3️⃣Roast on 400, 15-20ish minutes, done! • • • #bowlobsessed #bowlobsessedeats #scramble #turmeric #turmericeggs #sweetpotatohash #breakfastvibes #eatfitfuel #eattopreform #postworkout

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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


leftovers for lunch today! anyone else a leftover fan? 🙋🏻‍♀️ today was the last of my Detox Turmeric Lentil Soup with a generous dollop of @coyo_is_coconuts yogurt! 😋🙌🏻 filling, high fiber, high protein and perfect on this gloomy Tuesday! TIP: I always store my leftovers in glass container 💯 it’s easy to reheat and way less toxic than plastic! (link in bio) – https://www.simplyquinoa.com/detox-turmeric-lentil-soup/ – – – – – #simplyquinoa #Vegan #veganfood #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #bestofvegan #vegetarian #plantbased #plantpowered #Healthy #healthyfood #healthyfoodie #cleateating #eatclean #glutenfree #wholefoods #wholefoodie #feedfeed #huffposttaste #foods4thought #detoxsoup #turmeric #turmericsoup

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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.