Turmeric Organic. While beautiful in color, this spice is subtle, warm, slightly bitter, woodsy, and similar to ginger. A necessary ingredient in curry powders, yellow coloring agent, mustard, and Indian cooking. The spice that gives Indian curry its color, is greatly used in Indian medicine. Lately, turmeric has been getting massive attention as an anti-inflammatory and a strong cancer fighter. The chemical responsible for turmeric’s golden color, called circumin, is considered a top anticancer agent, helping to quell the inflammation that contributes to tumor growth. Lab studies show turmeric helps stop the growth and spread of cancer cells that do form. Studies have linked turmeric to reduced inflammation in a number of conditions, including, psoriasis. In animal studies, circumin decreased the formation of amyloid, the stuff that makes up the brain deposits characteristic in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric is now prescribed by doctors to combat inflammation. Now that's what we call pulling double duty!
For a tasty twist:
- Sprinkle 1/2 tsp onto 2 cups of hot white rice
- add cilantro and drained black beans
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil and combine
- salt to taste
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*****OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH*****
Turmeric as it relates to breast cancer
In India, breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers are 10 times lower than in the U.S. due in part to turmeric. This magic powder or what we like to refer to as "gold dust" is known as a powerful anticancer agent. Here are some interesting facts about turmeric:
Inhibits the proliferation of tumor cells
Helps your body destroy mutated cancer cells to prevent spreading to other parts of the body
Enhances and detoxes the liver
Prevents the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth
Inhibits the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation
FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT MEANT TO TREAT, CURE, DIAGNOSE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE AND IS USED AS A COMPLIMENT TO YOUR CUISINE WHILE PROMOTING GOOD HEALTH FROM THE VITAMINS, MINERALS AND COMPOUNDS FOUND NATURALLY IN EVERYDAY COOKING SPICES.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE TAKING ANYTHING IN ADDITION TO YOUR DAILY PRESCRIBED MEDICATION.