The Power of Herbs: Turmeric
Although its thousands of years old, turmeric is a spice that has become more popular in the U.S. in the past few years. It is the spice that makes curry powder yellow. But even more than adding color to food, turmeric has several health benefits.
This spice is great at fighting free radicals, protecting the liver against toxins and encouraging circulation.
Try this delicious golden turmeric latte that you can make at home.
- 2 cups coconut or almond milk
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½-1 tablespoon agave or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of cardamom
- Extra ground nutmeg or coconut shavings for topping
In a small, stainless steel pot, whisk all ingredients together and heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir consistently for a smooth consistency.
Serve in mugs and top with more nutmeg or coconut shavings.
Caution: Extended use of turmeric can result in stomach distress.
Nutrients in turmeric: calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.