10 reasons to eat turmeric

Looking for a “super spice”? Turmeric could be it. Try this simple recipe and learn how turmeric may improve health in a variety of ways.

Turmeric, a beautifully colored relative of ginger, is a spice commonly used in curry and added to foods for color. It also has a host of health benefits, mainly thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, can help with heartburn and indigestion, joint pain, pelvic pain, and even depression and memory. One study showed it delayed the onset of Type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes. It may even show promise in killing cancer cells and staving off heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Try this simple and delicious recipe to add some turmeric to your diet.

Eggs with turmeric and chard

A hearty breakfast or a great dinner dish when served with whole-grain toast.

Serves 2

4-5 organic, cage-free eggs
2 cups chopped rainbow chard leaves
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, whisk the eggs until combined. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chard and garlic, and cook until the leaves are wilted. Add the eggs, turmeric, salt and pepper, and cook until desired doneness. Divide onto two plates and enjoy.

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