Your Daily #RAtip: Eat Turmeric

Here's another of my top 10 foods for RA (and for wellness in general), and one of my favorite daily go-to foods. Simply put, turmeric is uber-awesome, and if you're not consuming it, you probably should be.

Turmeric has long been used in Chinese and Indian healing systems for inflammation and pain. It is a potent and safe anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and in numerous studies has been shown to perform as well as hydrocortisone and Motrin, without the toxicity and side effects.

Turmeric is particularly useful for those with RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, IBD, CROHN'S AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS, and is currently being studied for use in the treatment and prevention of Cystic Fibrosis and many forms of cancer.

Additionally (as if that weren't enough already!), turmeric has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve cardiac function, and prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease.

You can brew Turmeric Tea from the fresh root, juice the fresh root, cook with the powder, or warm up a batch of my Golden Milk.

Supplements are also an option. Capsule formulations of curcumin, the active component of turmeric, are easy to take on a daily basis. Make sure you choose a formulation that includes black pepper or "bioperine".

It's important to remember that turmeric and curcumin require fat for obsorption, so make sure you combine the supplements or the raw food forms with some healthy fats, like avocado, coconut oil, or ghee.

Check with your health care provider before starting new supplements.

Have a great day, wishing you all good health!

 

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Posted on January 29, 2015 .