Turmeric root powder is a popular ingredient in Asian cooking. The fragrant, orange-colored root adds a unique flavor to sauces, soups and curries. Turmeric is also often used to color food products because of its vivid hue.
Research studies are most often focused on the healing of benefits of curcumin, a group of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds found in turmeric. Although curcumin is available as a standardized extract, the whole herb may be more beneficial for you. Turmeric as a whole herb stays in the digestive tract longer than curcumin, which provides more opportunity for curcumin to be absorbed, along with other beneficial substances.
The healing properties of turmeric have been studied extensively in recent years, and the results are truly remarkable. Studies show that turmeric may protect against certain cancers, treat arthritis, combat symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, reduce blood sugar, and help prevent alzheimer’s disease.
- The juice of 2 lemons (approx. 4 Tbsp lemon juice)
- 12 oz water (plus more to fill the jar)
- 1/2-1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1-2 tsp unflavored or vanilla flavored protein powder
- 2 generous pinches mineral salt
- 1-2 splashes vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp stevia extract powder
- Ice cubes