Spice Up Your Life: Turmeric The Wonder Ingredient Of The Week

Turmeric is the superfood spice of the moment and thank goodness because it's brought rise to the delicious Turmeric Latte or 'Golden Mylk' as it's otherwise known - which if you haven't tried you MUST as it's basically a hug in a mug. 

This wonder spice has been popping up everywhere from supplements, beauty products to yummy dishes and all for very good reason. And Google has highlighted Turmeric in it's most recent food trends report as Google searches are exponentially increasing year on year. Who would've thought..?! 

Well I've also jumped on this bandwagon and have been been taking a turmeric supplement (from Pukka) for a few months now as it was recommended to me by a nutritionist friend to help moderate insulin levels (good for us PCOS sufferers) and for it's inflammatory benefits (great for recovery post training). And I must say I am a convert - sugar high and lows decreased and I can't remember the last time I had severe muscle soreness. But that's not all this spice can help with, it's also been known to:

  • Help skin due to it's antibacterial qualities, so bye bye acne 
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Boosts antioxidant levels and the immune system
  • Fights infection, particularly good for the gut sufferers out there 
  • Keeps the brain healthy by promoting stem cell repair 

It's pretty obvious why turmeric has been used medicinally in South Asia for over 4,000 years! It really is a wonder ingredient and can be used in a variety of ways. If you fancy a stab at making your own golden mylk try out one of my fave recipes below: 

turmeric latte
  • 1 cup of warm almond milk
  • 1tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Tiny squeeze of honey if you need to add a little sweetness.

Add ingredients into a blender. Whizz and pour into your favourite mug to serve.