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Silky Smooth Turmeric Hug in a Mug

A mug of your favorite milk alternative. I used Plenish ultimate Almond milk

INGREDIENTS

Half a teaspoon of Organic Turmeric

A good pinch of freshly ground organic ground pepper

Hal a teaspoon of organic cinnamon

The seeds of 1-2 green cardamon pods

Few strands of saffron

1 Organic madjool date

1 teaspoon of almond butter ( Or nut butter of choice)



METHOD

Simply simmer the nut milk along with the spices and date (remember to take pit out of the date ) Pour into your blender with a spoon of your nut butter and blend till frothy. Top with boiling water for a lighter consistency. I sometimes do a ration of half a cup of milk to half water.


Is there a way to consume turmeric for its health benefits?

Frothy and silky smooth, this is my end of day delight. Subtly sweetened with madjool dates, with the warming hints of kissed saffron, cardamon and cinnamon, this is not only a delight in the mouth but a tonic for your body…as they say, your body is your temple. ? The humble queen of all spices, Turmeric, has long been recognized for its medicinal properties from both the medical/scientific world and from culinary enthusiasts . A major source of the polyphenol, curcumin (the active micronutrient rich in antioxidants, giving turmeric its yellow pigment) supports oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia.

But did you know ? Ingesting curcumin by itself does not lead to the associated health benefits due to its poor bioavailability, which appears to be primarily due to poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid elimination. –

However, piperine, the major active component of black pepper can increase the bioavailability of curcumin. When these two spices join, there active components come to party increasing its bioavailability by 2000%. ?


There are many schools of thoughts about curcumin being fat-soluble, thus consuming it with healthy fats may increase absorption. ??? Cinnamon’s warming undertones primarily contain vital oils and compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, and cinnamate all hold antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti diabetic, antimicrobial, lipid-lowering properties. It has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.


Rich in minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals, dates are considered a functional food. They are also high in fibre, selenium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and moderate levels of manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Rich in phytochemicals. (carotenoids, lycopene, polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanins to name a few) dates, part of a balanced diet can be a powerhouse for mopping up oxidative stress.


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