Turmeric is a vibrant yellow/orange spice often found in Thai dishes as well as around the world. However, it is far more important than just delivering delicious peppery flavor to your favorite curry. Countless research projects have proven its amazing health benefits such as its antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also holds these vital nutrients: protein, dietary fiber, niacin, iron, vitamin C, E and K, calcium, copper, zinc, magnesium, potassium. It’s no wonder why turmeric has been in a staple for thousands of years in traditional Indian medicine!
In order to receive the full effects of the medicinal compounds in turmeric in your food, you will need to make sure you include black pepper. The compound in the turmeric, curcuminoids, chiefly curcumin, will not absorb into the bloodstream without the aid of the piperine in black pepper which boosts the body’s ability to absorb curcumin by as much as 2000 percent!
Some of the more impressive health benefits of Curcumin are:
Incredible antioxidant power
Fights inflammatory diseases
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
Wards off depression
Weight loss and indigestion relief
Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
Soothes stomach discomfort
Fights liver disease
Now that you know all of the amazing health benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin, you may be wondering…How do I use turmeric in my everyday life?
Add to your meat to make it safer!
With it’s antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties massaging just a teaspoon of turmeric onto your meat can remove bacteria as well as reduce possible cancer-causing compound HCAs (heterocyclic amines) levels found on meat cooked at high temps by 40%!
Add a healthy color to your meals!
Skip the harmful food colors and additives and add a touch of this golden wonder to your meals for a beautiful yellow hue on top of its health benefits and delicious flavor!
You can add turmeric to…..
Or you can make your own curry paste!
Come into Thaiphoon at Pentagon Row and enjoy one of our delicious meals and get your daily dose of this amazing spice! Come in today or call 703-413-8200 to place an order to go!