Thursday, 11 August 2016

What's The Deal With Turmeric? | Lifestyle

Hi all, how are you doing today? I hope you're well! Today I am bringing you a little bit of a different post, but it is going to be fabulous all the same, I promise. Last week I said I would be bringing you some extra content on Thursday for a few weeks and I decided I would feature some more health related posts. As I couldn't find any other regular day to post them, and I think they really do deserve their own day, for the next few weeks I will be featuring wellbeing posts on Thursday. If you missed last Thursday's feel free to check it out here: it is all about living a healthier lifestyle. Now to today, I am going to be talking about something that has recently sparked my, and a lot of others interest of late: turmeric. Surprisingly turmeric has MANY health benefits: so let’s explore them! I hope you enjoy and learn a lot from this post.




It can help our immune systems:

Turmeric has been proven to help the immune system: helping to support and aid the body in building a barrier against illness and infection.If you are anything like me and have to constantly fight of cold and flu, turmeric could be perfect for you. It helps with the reduction of asthma (I totally need to use it more), as well as the symptoms of colds and coughs!


It is great for healing:
Mixed with milk can be great for healing pretty much just about anything, even being used to treat conditions such as eczema. I am always one for trying home remedies because of cost of some creams, so this could be a great money saving alternative.  


It can ease acne:
Stay with me on this one: when Turmeric is mixed with rosewater it can be popped on spots and has been claimed to help reduce healing time and remove redness.


The perfect foot mask:
When mixed with coconut oil turmeric can also be used as a foot mask to deal with cracked heels. Simply mix together the oil and the turmeric, apply onto the skin, place on some cotton socks, and leave for about 60 minutes. It should help to heal dry skin, as well as make your them feel softer softer.


It makes food taste better:
Perhaps the most well known use for turmeric is in food. You can pretty much add to it anything to give it a new and fun taste, and vibrant yellow colour. Try it in soups, rice dishes, and even in smoothies. Add black pepper or a healthy fat to gain all of it’s benefit.  Even if you don't like the taste much, just a teaspoon a day is all you need to reap its anti cancer, anti inflammatory, and even anti alzheimer's properties. Simply slip into foods, or take a reliable supplement to gain these health benefits.


I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt something from it, because I sure did!

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11 comments

  1. I totally agree with you. Turmeric is a wonder drug and we should be including it in more than the odd curry.

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  2. Fascinating post, never knew about the acne tip, shall pass it on!

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  3. If only I was better at cooking and knowing what to do with ingredients like this!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  4. I buy fresh turmeric and add in my food and smoothies - love it! R

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  5. This is fascinating, I had absolutely no idea how beneficial tumeric is for us! Definitely going to be adding a lot more of it to both my food and my skincare routine! Thanks for the tip!

    Beth x
    www.adventureandanxiety.com

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  6. I didn't realise you could do so much with turmeric, I thought you just put it in food! It's great to know that it can be part of home remedies, anything to lessen the cost of feeling great! :)

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  7. I have used Tumeric before in a foot treatment and it does an amazing job x

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  8. I don't use a lot of turmeric but I have heard it's great as a face mask for brightening as well :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  9. Oh wow - how amazing is turmeric? I had no idea about all its benefits. Thank you for sharing. Kaz x

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  10. I had no idea Turmeric was so good for so many things.

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  11. Tumeric is brilliant I use it all the time in food and even tea, it doesn't taste of anything but it is brilliant on the stomach.

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