As the temperatures drop and the sweaters come out of storage, cozy up with some comfort food that will not only satisfy your taste buds but can also help to prevent joint inflammation!
Turmeric and the medicinal use of this “golden spice” dates as far back as 4000 years ago in Indian culture. Today it has gained popularity globally for its anti-inflammatory properties. Find out more about this super spice along with a menu of comfort foods that will not only make you feel good but will keep your joints happy as we head into the colder months.
Curcumin is the medically active compound in turmeric. Studies have found that when ingested by itself it isn’t very bioavailable but when combined with piperine (the major active component of black pepper), it has been shown to increase bioavailability by 2000%. You will notice that all of the turmeric recipes on our comfort food menu includes black pepper, so don’t forget this key ingredient to get the most out of the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric!
Several studies have shown the effects of curcumin in people with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis to be beneficial, especially for those that have pain and inflammation-related symptoms.
Spice up your diet with the recipes listed below and enjoy the tasty health benefits of this amazing root!
Comfort Food Menu:
Lunch or Dinner:
*Even though the FDA has found Turmeric use to be safe, high doses can act as a blood thinner and may cause stomach upset. As always, check with your health care provider if it is the right fit for you.