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!
*In Collaboration With Healthspan