Turmeric Smoothie – So Tasty You Won’t Believe It Has One of the Most Powerful Antioxidants In The World!
Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. It inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic effects, and reduces cholesterol among other powerful health effects.
A recent study, led by a research team in Munich, showed that it can also hinder formation of metastases.
Turmeric has a slightly bitter taste. By blending it with sweet fruit, you won’t even notice it in your smoothie. This recipe is so tasty and nutritious, you could have it daily.
Who needs chemical medications when nature gave us turmeric?
It is a blood purifier, digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, wound healer, skin tonic, analgesic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-carcinogenic, fat metabolizer, cholesterol reducer, gas reducer, expectorant, and more.
Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow color, has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its vast health benefits.
One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric benefits studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd., in the October, 2007 issue of Alternative & Complementary Therapies, and summarized in the July, 2008, issue of the American Botanical Council publication HerbClip.
Reviewing some 700 studies, Duke concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects.
Turmeric’s proven benefits
Here are some of the diseases that turmeric has been found to help prevent or alleviate:
Alzheimer’s disease: Duke found more than 50 studies on turmeric’s effects in addressing this terrible disease. The reports indicate that extracts of turmeric contain a number of natural agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, the substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.
Arthritis: Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds, including six different COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain, swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme). By itself, writes Duke, curcumin – the component in turmeric most often cited for its healthful effects – is a multifaceted anti-inflammatory agent, and studies of the efficacy of curcumin have demonstrated positive changes in arthritic symptoms.
Cancer: Duke found more than 200 citations for turmeric benefits related to cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. He noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepato-carcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Duke said that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with that reported for pharmaceuticals.
How can you add more turmeric to your daily diet?
Well, one good way is via turmeric tea. Or you can simply indulge in curried dishes, either at restaurants or at home. Of course there’s nothing easier than taking a daily supplement. Another excellent way is by making the great recipe below. And remember, however you do it, adding turmeric to your diet is one of the best moves toward optimal health you can make!
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
Turmeric has a slightly bitter taste. By blending it with sweet fruit, you won’t even notice it in your smoothie! This recipe is so tasty, healing and nutritious that you could have it every single day on your menu!
- 1 cup hemp or coconut milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- 1 fresh banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (shop now) (can be increased to 1 tsp)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger (shop now)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon maca (optional)
This recipe is best consumed in the morning on an empty stomach. Not only will it increase your energy for the first half of the day, but it will also clear your mind and infuse your body with some of the most powerful antioxidants in the world of food.
So, if you wanted to create the perfect smoothie with anti-cancerous properties, potent anti-inflammatories, as well as anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal constituents, look no further than this turmeric-fruit mixture.