The Beneficial Powers of Turmeric: For Disease Prevention
Delicious & Nutritious
By: Pam Smith, RDN
This exotic spice has a golden yellow hue and slightly peppery, gingery taste. It’s wildly popular in Asian, Indian, and African cuisines. If you’re not already a fan, here’s a great reason to try it: Turmeric is a “cooling” spice with super anti- inflammatory and antioxidant benefits that might slow down age-related brain damage, including Alzheimer’s. It’s loaded with curcumin, a potent antioxidant that shows promising cancer-fighting abilities in lab studies, helping to thwart tumor growth and block biological pathways needed for melanoma and other cancers to flourish. In 2007, Chinese scientists found curcumin helps tamp down hormones needed for prostate cancer to take root in the body. Curcumin has also been linked to type 2 diabetes prevention through nourishing the insulin-producing pancreas. Pair turmeric with black pepper to seriously amplify its effects. Scientists from India found that adding the black pepper compound piperine to curcumin increased its bioavailability in humans by 2,000 percent.
Just sneak it into your favorite foods (fish, chicken, beans, eggs, vegetables, grains, etc.) to jazz them up.
Turmeric is a key ingredient in P.S. Flavor!™ Adobo Kitchen. About 1/7 of the jar is turmeric, and another 1/7 is black pepper – amplifying the beneficial powers of turmeric with every bite.
Get your turmeric in your meals with some of these nutritious & delicious P.S. Flavor!™ Club recipes:
Adobo Black Bean Soup with Moroccan Spiced Shrimp and Tomato Bruschetta
Umami Gazpacho with Adobo Black Bean, Tomato, and Corn Salsa and Tiki Chiller
Chili Lime Seared Pork Chops with Mango Red Pepper Chutney and “Crashed” Porcini Potatoes
Speedy Porcini Meatloaf with Cheesy Cauliflower and Adobo Green Beans
Adobo Avocado “Blend” Burger with Chili Lime Ketchup and Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad