Greens Organic Golden Turmeric Powder 100gm
BBC doctor programme asks whether Super-Spice Turmeric
can really help protect us from various ailments?
Turmeric has long been used in traditional Indian medicine and is recognised as one of nature’s ‘Superfoods’. The ground spice is rich in compounds called curcuminoids and has recently been the focus of a BBC Health investigation in their programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’.
The study looked at the effects of turmeric on patients’ genes – which are well known to influence our risk of disease – and whether taking turmeric indifferent forms (capsule or powder) had any affect.
The results were very exciting, especially for the group who added turmeric powder to their food. ‘We could see changes to a gene associated with cancer, depression and allergies such as asthma,’ says Professor Widschwendter – the lead of the experiment. He adds:‘We showed turmeric is able to reset important components of our gene’s software. An equally surprising result of the experiment was that the group of volunteers who took turmeric tablets did not experience any effect on their genes.
But why might turmeric have such benefits? And why did the supplement not affect our genes, but adding it to food did?
TheBBC experts thought it could be that cooking with turmeric makes it more digestible – and can be absorbed into our bodies better when digested with other nutrients in our diets.
The fact that the volunteers added to a whole range of food and means we can be confident that it was definitely the turmeric and not anything they were eating that caused the amazing effects. That’s why the Superfood Specialists Green’s Organic has developed a powdered blend of spices called Golden Turmeric – which includes a blend of Organic Turmeric,Organic Ginger and BlackPepper. Black pepper contains a compound that helps to absorb even more of the turmeric’s nutrients into our bodies, and the organic ginger is full of oxidants, giving you an extra boost of vitality.
Recipe Idea - Original Golden Milk
- 1 cup milk (coconut, soy or almond)
- 1/2 tsp Organic Golden Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil
- 1 tsp Honey
Add Golden Turmeric and Coconut Oil to milk and whisk. Heat but do not boil. Add honey to sweeten if required. Pour in to cup, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Ingredients : Organic Turmeric, Organic Ginger and Organic Black Pepper.