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November Newsletter : The Power Of Tumeric

Updated: Dec 20, 2022



The Power of Turmeric

As we enter into the holiday season, it may be a good time to think about incorporating gut friendly ingredients to help take us through all of our family dinners, holiday parties, work celebrations and support us through all of the treats that define the holiday season! So when we think about this, one major ingredient we LOVE to love on during the holiday season, is the wonderful spice called Turmeric! Check out all of the creative ways we love to use turmeric in our fall recipes!


So, What Is Turmeric?

Turmeric, isolated from the root stems of the Curcuma plant, produce the bright, vibrant yellow colored spice. The active ingredient in turmeric -- also known as the component with the anti-inflammatory superpowers -- is curcumin. So we ask, why is this good for you?


Well keep on reading...


Turmerics major claim to fame is the ability to calm inflammation in the body. Not all inflammation is bad, but when we experience more chronic, long term inflammation, that is when adding more turmeric can be a major win for helping to create more balance.


So, when is Turmeric the most helpful?

  • Aches & pains in the body

  • Inflammation in the gut

  • As a general pain reliever

  • Healing from a surgery or injury



How To Incorporate Into Your Diet

We certainly can take a supplement for turmeric, but adding it into the diet is a great way to get all of that anti-inflammatory goodness bathing the entire GI system.


What are our favorite ways to incorporate turmeric into the diet? Here are a few to name:

  • Juicing

  • Soups (Coconut milk soups, chilis, etc)

  • Smoothies

  • Yogurts

  • Chia & Flax Pudding

Product HighLight: Jahmu Turmeric Chai

An organic blend of anti-inflammatory herbs that have rich warming chai flavors perfect for cooler seasons. Comes in caffeinated and un-caffeinated, which makes it great for an evening wind down without the caffeine.


*Discount Code: Abovehealth


Turmeric Chai Coconut Maple Latte

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Full Fat Coconut Milk

2 Tsp Almond or Non Dairy Milk

1/3 Cup Water

2 Tsp Maple Syrup

2 Tsp Jahmu Turmeric Chai Blend

*Option to Super Charge Gut Health:

SunFiber a functional fiber that feeds beneficial gut bacteria, balances blood sugar and strengthens the digestive system. This fiber has no flavor or texture, so its an easy addition!


Directions:

Heat the sauce pan over medium heat until warm, stirring to combine. Enjoy!

Turmeric lattes are often called Golden Milk Lattes, so this could be called a Golden Milk Chai Latte...but this version is a little less fancier ;)

It is so important to love our bodies and provide the nutrients it needs to function to its fullest potential. However, who says we cannot have fun enjoying delicious recipes while maintaining a well-supported diet?


Enjoy the holidays with a warm cozy flavors of fall all while loving on your gut!








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