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10 Ways To Get Creative With Turmeric: A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Herb

One of the amazing super spices, the turmeric plant has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric and has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities and is a very strong antioxidant. In more recent years, the vast range of benefits have seen a huge rise in this humble spice's popularity.

Now most of us have enjoyed curries packed with turmeric, but you might be wondering how else you can incorporate it into your diet to enjoy the health benefits of turmeric.

We've put together 10 ideas and turmeric recipes to help you get creative with turmeric:

1. Blend it with your smoothie

Add a teaspoon of ground turmeric into the blender with your other ingredients for an extra kick of spice.

2. Incorporate into fritters

Whether it be corn, zucchini or cauliflower fritters, add a generous sprinkle of the wonder spice to up their anti-inflammatory score.

3. Make a nice anti-inflammatory tea

Add a teaspoon of turmeric to some hot water with lemon and honey and stir through for a soothing cup of tea.

4. Sprinkle it through your scrambled eggs

Stir through some turmeric when scrambling eggs for a simple way to boost your intake in a breakfast meal.

5. Spice up your roast vegetables

Next time you're baking carrots or sweet potato, sprinkle over some turmeric before roasting to add extra flavour to your veggies.

6. Build extra flavour in your bone broth

Bone broth is already jam-packed with health benefits, so by adding in turmeric when preparing your broth not only will it give it a beautiful aroma, it will also boost it's anti-inflammatory qualities too.

7. Mix it through your greens

Sprinkle it through sautéed or braised greens like kale, spinach or broccoli.

8. Spice up your hummus

If you're making it from scratch add in some ground turmeric before blending, or simply stir through a ready-made dip.

9. Enjoy a vibrant turmeric latte

Combine ginger, almond milk, turmeric and cinnamon together to create a warming drink to replace your regular coffee.

10. Indulge in a face mask

Now we're cheating a little here, but technically this mask is completely edible! Mix yoghurt, honey and turmeric together and massage onto your skin for a rejuvenating face mask.

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