Make a turmeric health drink by mixing milk, honey and tea with the spice in a simmering pan for a hot morning beverage or soothing drink at night. Blend turmeric with smoothie ingredients such as milk, strawberries, berries, bananas or protein powder with a pinch of ground spice for a healthy beverage in the mornings.
Opt for a daily dose of detox by adding turmeric to a warm mug of water with half of a lemon and a dab of honey. In addition to beverages, individuals can add turmeric to foods for a daily health boost and to add flavor to meals. Add turmeric to bowls of chicken or vegetable soup, sprinkle into greens such as cabbage, kale or collards or enhance the taste and health content of plain rice or pilaf with a pinch of turmeric. Bring some color and flavor to scrambled eggs, tofu or a frittata with the subtle flavor of turmeric, too.
This Indian spice features curcumin that may act as an anti-inflammatory agent that can help the body absorb other antioxidants and potentially reduce pain associated with arthritis. Curcumin has also been linked to improved function of the blood vessels, ultimately helping enhance the functions of the cardiovascular system.