admit it - I am in love with turmeric. I put 2 teaspoons in one cup of
plain yogurt and basted it over our chicken before baking it last night.
Heavenly. It has been used as both a food and medicine for thousands
of years. The yellow pigments in turmeric are referred to as
curcuminoids, and they are responsible for imparting that golden glow to
foods during cooking.Science has found that these curcuminoids have
powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Research shows
that it can be beneficial for promoting the health of the GI tract,
easing the pain of arthritis and possibly even helping lift the mood.
Add it to soups, stews, rice, or even smoothies. Because turmeric loves
the GI tract, if using a concentrated supplement take it with a fatty
meal to enhance absorption and/or look for products that contain
piperine (an alkaloid from black pepper) or phosphatidylcholine.