Superfood Spotlight > Turmeric

Posted by Grace Terry on

So let’s talk about turmeric! Most people know turmeric for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but there are so many more advantages to incorporating turmeric into your diet and life. Turmeric is known to slow the effects of Alzheimer's disease, aid muscle recovery, provide great relief to aging skin, and the list goes on. The Beacon Blend team is especially fond of turmeric because it is a superfood that we can use in multiple aspects of our wellness routines. It is also an ingredient in the Beacon Blend Explore smoothie blend. Here are a couple recipes to make turmeric part of your health routine:

Turmeric Milk

Turmeric contains antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial agents that all help strengthen the immune system. Making a turmeric milk, or “Golden Milk,” is an easy, soothing, and effective way to incorporate turmeric into one's diet. There are also a lot of different flavors that can be added or subtracted for optimal customizability. To make Golden Milk, heat almond or coconut milk up in a small pot. Add 1 tablespoon turmeric and continue to whisk until it is fully dissolved. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, black peppercorns, and honey (or sweetener of choice) to taste.

 Turmeric Face Mask 

Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic and can be used to treat damaged skin. Turmeric face masks are popular with brides in India, and are used the day before the wedding to create beautiful looking skin. To make your own mask, mix honey, yogurt, or milk with a few tablespoons of turmeric in a bowl and stir until it forms a smooth paste. Apply to clean skin for approximately 20 minutes before washing off.

Turmeric Scalp Mask

Make a turmeric scalp mask to help reduce oil production and balance the PH level of your scalp. Mix 1 tablespoon of turmeric with 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Apply to scalp for 30 minutes and wash out with shampoo. So easy and so effective!

Turmeric & Honey Sprouted Oats

Turmeric is also incredibly easy to cook with. Throw it in with your scrambled eggs, on top of some roasted chicken, in any kind of  smoothie, or even in your morning oatmeal. Try this turmeric sprouted oats recipe for a perfect warm and hearty winter breakfast. It’s so, so easy to get creative with turmeric in cooking. It adds a fun color to your plate, and increases the nutritional density of your meal. It’s a win, win!

So now that you’ve got some tips on how to use the magical and powerful turmeric, you should probably add it to your kitchen of superfoods supplies. If you are buying turmeric as a powder, make sure to try and buy organic. You can also find turmeric root at most health food stores, which is the best way to go because it is the most fresh. All you have to do to use it is grate it, and it can be stored in your fridge for up to two weeks! Anyone can benefit from using turmeric, and it is a simple ingredient to add to your diet and skincare regimen.

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