SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

Blog #5

People may think that spices are only good for adding to food, but some of them do so much more.  Turmeric is one of the cancer fighters that I use on my food everyday!  It adds flavor while putting a sucker punch on cancer.

Turmeric is a common spice also known as saffron, it is in the Curry family.  It is rich in curcumin, this is what combats cancer.  It has been shown to inhibit tumors of the skin, colon, and breast.  Also, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, making it an awesome wrinkle fighter.  *Turmeric is safe when used as a spice, but if you are taking it in supplement form, do not use when you are pregnant, have gallstones, (it stimulates the gallbladder), and ulcers.  Also, it should be used in caution by anyone taking anti-coagulant medications, with blood disorders, or for anyone recovering from or contemplating surgery. (Turmeric and garlic can slow clotting time).

I add turmeric and curry in stir fries, beans and soups, it leaves a nice flavor, but too much can leave a bitter taste.

“Never be afraid to try new spices, they can spice up your life”

Eat Right For your Life,

Carol

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Matt
    May 04, 2011 @ 23:54:26

    Short and sweet! (or shall I say spicy). I had no idea that tumeric was a saffron. Very interesting. Would love to hear qualities of other spices as well.
    You are a wonderful writer!

    Reply

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