Do you ever get bored with your food? Well, if you’re on a healthy eating plan, 75-80 percent of people tend to fall off the wagon mainly due to boredom with their healthy meals. They run out of ideas and their taste buds get fed up with the same ole, same ole.
So how do you stay eating healthy consistently without getting bored? By spicing things up – literally!
Spices are a great way to keep every meal tasting new and exciting. For example: A vegetable stir-fry with curry tastes entirely different when tossed with garlic. I mean, just one simple spice can change the entire taste and will keep you from getting bored with your healthy meals.
Want to know what’s even better news than turning those taste buds around? Not only do spices spruce up your food, they have major healing properties as well.
One of my favorite spices is Turmeric and curcumin (an active constituent of turmeric).
Turmeric is native of India and is in the ginger root family. It has an earthy, peppery taste and is a little bitter. Yellowish-red in color, this spice has been known to be a great dye for clothing, painting, and it’s an incredible natural healing aid.
This awesome spice can go on or in just about anything. From a veggie stir-fry, to scrambled eggs, to soup and salads and even teas. I’ve even been known to throw a few dashes in my protein drinks and smoothies.
It’s one of the best anti-inflammatory spices around. So what does that mean for you? Well, if you have issues with joint pain and body aches then turmeric could be extremely helpful. As a Naturopath, I like to reach for the natural solutions before reaching for medical solutions. There is indeed a place for medicine, but often times you can help your ailments by reaching for a natural aid first and I highly encourage it. Just do your homework and use what is best for you.
Research has shown that turmeric has been more effective than Prozac for depression…without any side effects. The only way side effects would occur is if you ingested an extreme abundance, which is highly unlikely.
It’s an amazing anti-coagulant. So, if you’re in the habit of taking aspirin or Ibuprofen try turmeric instead.
This awesome spice has also been known to ward off cancer cells and increase healthy activity in the heart. It helps to regulate insulin levels and cholesterol levels. Do you have digestion and gut troubles? Turmeric could be your answer there as well. It helps to activate healthy gut bacteria for best digestion.
Turmeric helps to repair stems cells in the brain, which could help to improve your overall memory. No more walking into a room and wondering why you just walked there. Spices heal and spices keep your healthy meals exciting. So, try adding a little spice to your life – it could save your life!