Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that is proven to help arthritis and joint stiffness. People have used turmeric for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant supplement. To benefit from anti-inflammatory effects it is important to ingest between 500 to 1000 milligrams of curcuminoids per day. Although turmeric varies depending on the source, commonly 200 milligrams of curcumin are found in each teaspoon of the spice both fresh and ground.
Here are 2 great ways to enjoy this incredible spice and all of it's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Note, turmeric is safe in small doses when pregnant, however, it is not recommended to be used in a concentrated form like the recipes below.
Add 1 tsp turmeric to 2 cups of milk of your choice. Using the golden milk you can make porridge, cafe latte, smoothie, or any other milk-based recipe.
Add 1 tsp to 4 cups of hot water and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain if need be. Great optional flavors to add include: honey, cinnamon, citrus juice or ginger.