It looks a little like ginger, until you cut into it and it looks a little like carrot. So what is Turmeric and how does this tiny little orange spice pack so much power?
Turmeric is often called a root vegetable, however its related to Ginger and is in fact a spice. It grows in Southeast Asia & is a staple in Indian & Asian diets and recipes. Its bright orange colour is highly pigmented and is often used as dye. Be careful, it really is powerful and stains quickly and easily!
So what is it exactly that has us so in awe of this little orange friend? Turmeric is best known for its anti inflammatory properties, and we now know that inflammation in the body is the biggest factor in cancer & disease. Inflammation is caused by things such as bad diet, sugar, gluten, allergens, stress, injuries, illness, pollution & pesticides. Inflammation is a sign of your immune system fighting hard and going into protective action. When symptoms of inflammation such as pain, heat, redness, and swelling dont subside quickly, its a sign of your immune system not working properly and allows inflammation to stick around longer than is healthy.
If you dig a little there are a plethora or reputable medical studies that have proven that turmeric and more specifically the natural wonder drug curcumin found in turmeric, have profound effects on fighting many different types of cancer. Curcumin is an incredible growth inhibitor of tumours and has been shown to inhibit the migration of cancerous cells. Although Turmeric alone isn’t a cancer cure, its proven benefits and positive effects are enough to make us add some to our daily diet and hope for the best. Not to mention its potent antioxidant level will leave your skin glowing, so dose up.
You can get turmeric in ground spice form, however we love cold press juicing it for optimum benefits. Our favourite blend can be found in all Coco Bliss stores now in our Immunity Shot: Cold pressed turmeric, ginger, lemon + a little raw honey. Its small in a 30ml shot but its mighty. Try it and see how sharp your concentration becomes and how great you feel with regular consumption.
Turmeric, our true love x