One of the star ingredients for my Golden Cashew Latte is turmeric, a plant medicine that originated in India. It was so effective that is was added into the Ayurvedic "medicine cabinet". this spice became very reputable and was introduced to China around 700 A.D. and then in West Africa in 1200 A.D. Now it has become quite popular in the United States, for it's healing properties.
Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids and curcumin is it most active ingredient. Curcumin helps to reduce inflammation and boost immunity and who doesn't need that in the world we live in today? According to the Journal of Clinical Immunology, curcumins can activate the "T cell, "B" cells and natural killer cells within our immune system. It is said to be suitable for use for therapy for those suffering from immune disorders.
This beautifully hued spice. is also beneficial for reducing inflammation within the body and is believed to prevent the build-up of Amyloid plaque within the brain, which is why it is believed to be beneficial in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. Turmeric helps to treat and manages lung illnesses like asthma and respiratory distress. I personally like to use turmeric for it's anti- inflammatory properties to help my body recover from a long day of coaching clients, building workouts, and working on choreography.
Too Much of a Good Thing
I am not a doctor, I am a wellness coach and entrepreneur. Please speak with your doctor before using this spice medicinally. Also note, that too much of a good thing can be counter- productive. It is important to talk to your doctor before using this spice. Here are just a few medicines that are contraindicated with turmeric:
Blood sugar medicines
Some Cancer medications
Here's my recipe:
2 oz of warm water
1 scoop of vanilla protein ( collagen peptides, whey, plant- based, etc.)
1 cup of cashew milk
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon for cinnamon
1 pinch of black pepper
Mix the protein in the warm water and blend well, then add your spices to the mixture. Lastly, add the mixture to the warm cashew milk. This drink is not only delicious, but it also helps promote a good night's sleep.
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Till next time, live beautiful