Why Turmeric? Because you want to live healthier for longer!

Why Turmeric? Because you want to live healthier for longer!

The magic of turmeric is well documented and we have been using it for years as one of our all time fave ingredients in the test kitchen. Here is some of the reasons why!

Long before it found its way to your latte, turmeric was known as a healing food in the ancient Indian system of medicine Ayurveda — where it was used to treat respiratory conditions or as a topical application to soothe or heal the skin. Many today use it mixed with milk or water to ease a sore throat or an upset stomach. It became very newsworthy with it's possible health benefits after a 2006 study found that older Singaporeans who ate more curry had less cognitive decline. (Something we are all hoping for, am I right?) That led to research into which components of curry could be causing the effect, and a growing interest in the properties of turmeric.

It's not the spice itself that's key, rather it's an active compound within turmeric called curcumin. Research has found that curcumin has some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

"Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent," said Professor Manohar Garg, director of the nutraceuticals research program at the University of Newcastle.

Because inflammation is linked to a range of chronic conditions and diseases, among them arthritis, Alzheimer's and heart disease, researchers argue curcumin could help reduce the risk of those diseases by limiting inflammation in the body.

"It's very powerful, the most powerful food I know of, for fighting inflammation in the body," Professor Garg said.

Having read all that, I think we all need to start using turmeric MORE. Don't you? This is not a hardship for me as I love turmeric. I first discovered it's anti-inflammatory properties when I suffered from Bells Palsy in 2014 and found that drinking turmeric daily helped enormously in my faster recovery.

SO we have compiled a Magic Ten Turmeric recipes ebook with (obviously) TEN of my fave recipes using this amazing resource that we have in our kitchen. It is a superfood. Get on that train kids, you totally need to. Eating something so good for you, was never so tasty!

We all need more Turmeric in our lives

Eat it daily!

Get the Magic Ten Turmeric Collection ebook

I love the Insider Club so very much because it inspires me to cook new dishes that I have never tried before. Plus Tenina is such a fun person and i love her Facebook posts. ~Linda

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Tenina Holder is a wife, mother of five and grandmother of six, who started cooking in the olden days before Thermomix was even a thing.

Tenina has become the premium go to source for all Thermomix expertise and of course fresh and easy recipes that work. Her cooking classes and foodie trips are sold out in literally hours, her cookbooks appear on the Australian best seller lists and her social reach is in the millions. Her Insider Club is the most fun you can have with a Thermomix and you really should join her! She believes chocolate, butter and salt are health foods. Her food positivity mantra is, eat everything, just not all at once!

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