Responsible for giving curry a golden color, turmeric is an Indian spice that has gotten a lot of attention for its potential to prevent cancer growth. Specifically, curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric, is the anti-cancer component that has demonstrated health benefits in thousands of studies. Research has shown that curcumin can prevent DNA damage that leads to cancer growth as well as promote cancer cell death. Dr. Michael Greger discusses turmeric extensively in his book How Not to Die and even recommends a daily regimen of 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric.
While you may be tempted to reach for curcumin or turmeric supplements, your best bet is to get this spice in its natural form – the spice container or fresh root you can get at nearly any grocery store. Supplements increase the risk of getting too much of a good thing.
Incorporate turmeric into your day with Scrambled Tofu, Mango Nice Cream, South-of-the Border Savory Waffles, Better-than-Cheese Queso, Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms, the Creamiest Mac N Cheese, or this delicious smoothie.
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