Culinary Delights and health aspects of Turmeric
- This spice is delicious on sautéed apples, and steamed cauliflower and/or green beans and onions.
- For a creamy, flavour-rich, low-calorie dip, try mixing some turmeric and dried onion with a little omega-3-rich mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Serve with raw cauliflower, celery, sweet pepper and broccoli florets.
- Turmeric is a great spice to complement recipes that feature lentils.
- Give salad dressings an orange-yellow hue by adding some turmeric powder to them.
- For an especially delicious way to add more turmeric to your diet, cut cauliflower florets in half and sauté with a generous spoonful of turmeric for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Bright, pungent turmeric, also known as curcumin, is showing promise in Western medicine.
Pronounced TER-mer-ick, this bright yellow spice has been used for more than 4,000 years in Indian and Chinese medicine and cuisine. It’s a main ingredient in curry, it gives mustard its bright yellow color, and it is a popular textile dye. Now the culinary delight is making headlines for its health aspects.
Turmeric is one such spice that needs ample of integration into our lives if we want to be healthy and avoid disease.
The yellow spice contains high concentrations of the potent antioxidant curcumin, which, say studies, helps stifle cancer. In a very encouraging study, 80 percent of malignant prostate cells self-destructed when exposed to curcumin. That should be good news for prostate patients. Researchers bank on a similar response from turmeric in case of breast and colon cancer cells, speculating that curcumin blocks the activation of genes that trigger cancer.
Another research reveals that turmeric may protect you from the memory loss and eventual mental decline of Alzheimer’s disease. All this is attributed to curcumin. Curcumin reduces inflammation caused by a build-up of a protein known as beta-amyloid, a plaque-like substance that blocks brain cells from communicating with each other and eventually affects your ability to remember. Accumulations of beta-amyloid plaques are linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Not a bad idea to start using turmeric when your memory is fit and fine; so that in times ahead it remains just as that and doesn’t decline.
Healthy Indian households consume turmeric powder with warm milk. It simply rejuvenates and protects you from a number of illnesses, and toxic substances associated with inflammation.
“A study suggests that there may be a dietary factor in the Indian diet (Indians consume a lot of turmeric) that makes Indians have the lowest incidence of Alzheimer’s disease in the world.,” says Frautschy, a researcher. Not only that, in the traditional medicine circles turmeric is also suggested for preventing boils and relieving arthritis and back pain. It also alleviates heartburn and flatulence.
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