Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine (and in traditional Indian cuisine) for thousands of years – and it’s withstood the test of time! Many recent studies show that it has major wellness benefits for your body and brain. Some even say turmeric might be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Scroll for more about this special spice!
Why we love it
Most of turmeric’s incredible anti-inflammatory benefits come from curcumin, a naturally-occurring compound in turmeric root. Curcumin works on a molecular level to down-regulate inflammatory genes, and its benefits throughout the body can be endless! Also a powerful antioxidant, curcumin may even protect against the development of serious chronic diseases.
Some of our favorite things about turmeric:
- Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties support digestion and gut health, helping you debloat and keeping your microbiome healthy and happy.
- Turmeric also supports clearer, glowing skin, thanks to it being such a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
- This incredible superfood can even help with mental health! A small study found that curcumin could be as effective as an antidepressant. Turmeric also supports brain health, improving memory and helping you stay focused.
How to use it
We love making a simple latte with our Original Turmeric Latte Blend (Matcha Turmeric and Cacao Turmeric are perfect choices too!). Not only do the black pepper and coconut milk in the blend help turmeric be better absorbed by the body, but it’s also super delicious.