Known as the “King of Herbs,” turmeric has earned a great deal of popularity among health enthusiasts in recent years. The sunny orange rhizome seems to be making its way into spice racks, medicine cabinets and even juice bars, announcing that turmeric is the new staple in nutrition.
Proving that a classic never goes out of style, turmeric has been used traditionally for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems.
Turmeric is perhaps best known for its inflammation supportive properties. A common misconception is that all inflammation is bad for us. Our bodies need inflammation to signal to us when we are injured or need to take a break. Inflammation that occurs all the time is like a sprinkler that’s left on the entire time you are gone on vacation. You’re going to have a mess on your hands when you get back! Turmeric can help your body achieve a balance and keep out-of-control inflammation in check.*
The latest research shows that fermenting herbs, like turmeric, aloe and maca, actually improve how the body’s cells are able to recover after sustaining damage, as well as offer increased antioxidant potential. Fermentation is the new way to get even more out of this incredible plant!*
Drink it up!
While not extremely palatable on its own, turmeric is known for being slightly spicy and bitter. Traditionally used for flavoring curries, this unique flavor profile can add a new dimension to your smoothie or favorite recipes.
Cinnamon Turmeric Sunrise Smoothie
2 cups almond milk
1 handful fresh or frozen spinach or kale
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 serving New Chapter Fermented Turmeric Booster Powder
2 dashes cinnamon
Honey or agave syrup, to taste
In high-speed blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.