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Turmeric is quickly becoming an it superfood. Youve probably seen the ingredientall overPinterest and Instagram in the form ofgolden-hued lattes, soups, and vegan ice cream. Itwas even called a rising star by Google Food Trends,sincesearches for turmeric jumpeda whopping56% between November and January.And as a nutritionist, Im thrilled, since this healthy food trend is both delicious and backed by research.

Turmeric, a root in the same family as ginger, haslong been used as an anti-inflammatory compound in Chinese and Indian medicine. Itsactive ingredient, a yellow compound called curcumin, has been found to haveantioxidant,antiviral,and anticancerproperties in lab and animal studies. And although more clinical trials about the benefitsof curcumin forhumans are needed, itsbeen linked to lower total cholesterol levelsand improved liver functionafterliver disease or damage.

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I eat turmeric almost every day, and advise my clients do the samewith a few caveats. First, I do not advocate taking turmeric supplements, unless theyve been prescribed (and will be monitored) by a physician, especially for pregnant women. I also caution my clients against going overboard with turmeric root or powder. Too much has been linked to unwanted side effects, including reflux, low blood sugar, increased bleeding risk, reduced iron absorption, and worsened gallbladder problems.

To reap turmerics benefits, here are some simple meal and snack ideas to help you get a healthy amount of the root in your diet.

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MAKE TURMERIC PASTE

Turmeric paste is a mixture of ground turmeric, extra virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, and black pepper. Its used in golden milk lattesthose orange-yellow drinks youve probably seen on Instagramwhich aremade bydissolving the pasteinto warm almond or coconut milk along with a little organic honey and fresh grated ginger. And while black pepper may seem like an odd ingredient, it actually helps boost turmerics absorption from the digestive system into the bloodstream.

SIP ON TURMERIC TEA

Add a pinch of ground turmeric to warm water along with lemon to start you day. (Note: Im serious about a pinchits pungent, so too much can be tough to swallow.) Alternatively, you can purchase turmeric tea bags, which can be steeped alone or with other types of tea, such as green, white, black, or oolong.

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WHIP IT INTO A SMOOTHIE

For a tasty and unique kick of flavor, add a bit of ground turmeric to your morning smoothie. Or opt for fresh, peeled turmeric root, which youll find in the produce section, likely near the ginger. A little nub no bigger than the size of your pinky nailis all you need.

MAKE IT A SEASONING STAPLE

I love to keep ground turmeric handy to season nearly anything savory, including scrambled eggs, sauted veggies, soups, stir frys, and pulses (especially oven roasted chickpeas). You can also fold a little turmeric into nut butter or hummus, whisk it into homemade vinaigrette, or stir it into oatmeal along with coconut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nuts or sesame seeds. The options are endless! In most dishes, Ill start with an eighth of a teaspoon and add more to taste, makingsure the turmeric wont overpower other flavors.

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CREATE AUNIQUE DESSERT

To make homemade vegan turmeric ice cream, whip turmeric paste with one cup coconut milk or coconut cream, half of a ripe banana, a few pitted dates, maple syrup, and a little extra fresh ginger. Pour into BPA free pop molds, freeze, and enjoy.

Cynthia Sassis a nutritionist and registered dietitian with masters degrees in both nutrition science and public health. Frequently seen onnational TV, shes Healths contributing nutrition editor, and privately counselsclientsin New York, Los Angeles, and long distance. Cynthia is currently the sports nutrition consultant to the New York Yankees, previously consulted for three other professional sports teams, and is board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. Sass is a three-time New York Times best-selling author, and her newest book is Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast. Connect with her onFacebook,TwitterandPinterest.

 

Dr. Alex Jimenez D.C.,C.C.S.Ts insight:

Turmeric, a root in the same family as ginger, has been used as an anti-inflammatory compound in Chinese and Indian medicine.For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at915-850-0900

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