Turmeric; Nature’s Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Our joints have had to work hard throughout our lives and it’s no surprise that many do eventually suffer joint problems. It is highly likely that inflammation plays a part in these joint issues and the spice Turmeric can play a major role in managing the often debilitating symptoms of joint problems.

Is it Curcumin or Turmeric?

You will be familiar with Curcumin, which gives the spice Turmeric it’s distinctive yellow colour. It’s health benefits have been recognised for thousands of years and now, backed with extensive clinical research, the use of Curcumin as a powerful anti-inflammatory supplement is gaining significant interest.

Curcumin’s ability to manage inflammation is widespread within the body, inhibiting powerful enzymes that are linked with inflammation. An excessive amount of inflammation is at the root of many diseases and being able to control inflammation is one of the ways which we can best support our health.

Turmeric, as a mild spice can add depth and flavour to your day to day food. However, it is very difficult to consume enough Curcumin from your diet to alleviate any specific health conditions. Including it in your food, where you can, will certainly offer health benefits and alongside a good quality daily supplement that offers a good therapeutic dose of bioavailable Curcumin, you will fully maximise the benefits of this powerful nutrient. For specific supplement advice, please email me may@simpkin.com

Some easy ways to include more Curcumin into your food:

Add a pinch of Turmeric to:

  • Homemade salad dressings
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Kale chips

Add a teaspoon to:

  • Homemade marinades for meat, chicken and fish
  • Carrot/Butternut squash soups – here’s a recipe for a Creamy Carrot, Ginger & Coriander Soup
  • Soothe away aches and pains by adding Turmeric to a healing warm milk drink, adding some raw cacao powder and cinnamon too for an extra boost of powerful phytonutrients!

Raw Turmeric resembles raw ginger and can be found in local farm shops or specialist health food shops. Its bright orange flesh will stain, so do be careful!

  • Add a thumb-sized piece to your smoothies or juice
  • Grate fresh turmeric and ginger into stir fries


Let me know how you use more Turmeric in your diet in the comments below….!

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