Recently I had a foot injury that inhibited me from my normal exercise regime. Wow wasn’t I one grumpy mumma, just ask my husband and family! Which is why I decided to write about turmeric and it’s wonderful health benefits.

Turmeric is a natural remedy for anti-inflammatory and I was adding it as much as I could to my diet to help my injury heal as fast it could. The health benefits of turmeric are endless and include:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevent prostate cancer
  • Strengthens ligaments
  • Treatment for skin disorders
  • Cure cough
  • Prevents asthma
  • Reduce risk of colon cancer
  • Treat depression
  • Prevent Alzheimer’s
  • Reduces arthritis
  • Detoxify the liver
  • Blood purifier
  • Boost metabolism
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Reduce risk of blood clots
  • Prevents stroke
  • Reduce bad cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Slow the progression of multiple sclerosis

Turmeric comes in two different ways, fresh or as a ground spice. It is becoming more and more popular and you will now find the fresh variety available in most supermarkets. It looks similar to fresh ginger however is orange in colour.Turmeric
There are so many ways you can add turmeric to your diet. Some examples include adding it to your smoothies (either fresh or ground spice), including it in marinades, soups and dressings. Below are a few Healthy Mumma recipes that have both fresh and ground turmeric added including:

Laksa Paste
Chicken and Prawn Laksa Soup
Tandoori Paste
Tandoori Dressing
Tandoori Chicken Salad
Vegetable Soup
Chicken Curry
Lamb Curry
Tandoori Chicken with Guilt Free Rice
Tandoori Lamb with Guilt Free Rice
Tandoori Cabbage
Vietnamese Curry

Chicken and Prawn Laksa Soup Tandoori Chicken Tenderloins and Tandoori Dressing Tandoori Chicken Salad Lamb Curry 2 Tandoori Cabbage  Chicken Curry 2 Turmeric Vegetable Soup Turmeric Smoothie Tandoori Chicken with Guilt Free Rice Homemade Laksa Paste

These recipes can be found in the two Health Mumma eBooks and a few were sent out as free recipes to my loyal subscribers. This week my subscribers will be receiving a free recipe for a yummy Vietnamese Curry. If you would like to receive free recipes, healthy inspiration, tips and special offers subscribe at the bottom of the page.

So why not start adding turmeric to your lifestyle, it has an enormous amount of health benefits for you and your family.