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The miracle spice you should be eating more of

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The miracle spice you should be eating more of
This musky, golden South Asian pantry staple has been quietly strengthening bodies since time immemorial

Matcha lattes might have been all the rage last year, but the cafe-going crowd decked in Lululemon has since ditched the green pour for a brighter concoction — turmeric latte. This vivid drink pulls together a blend of nut milk and turmeric juice, a liquid pick-me-up thought to bring with it a whole slew of health benefits.

benefits of turmeric

Turmeric, which comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant, might be creating a buzz in the Western world, but its benefits have long been recognised and reaped in South Asia. The orange pigment in turmeric arises from the presence of curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help to treat a wide array of conditions ranging from chest pains to inflamed joints. The anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial properties of turmeric can also help to prevent stomach ulcers. If you're battling skin irritations, a good dose of turmeric will tame redness and reduce blemishes as well.

Below, three ways to incorporate turmeric into your diet:

Denise Kok

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