The Juice Boost You Have to Try: Turmeric!

by Linda Baldwin | September 8, 2014 11:56 am

Turmeric has been lauded by Dr. Oz as the cure for seasonal depression, and by NPR as “the new green tea,” but its history as a healing spice goes back thousands of years. I use Turmeric in place of Aspirin to help with headaches since it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, but this incredible plant shouldn’t be relegated to the medicine cabinet. Put it in your juice!

Turmeric Fresca
1 carrot
1 small lemon
1 inch of turmeric
2 large cucumbers

Turmeric has a peppery, warm, slightly bitter flavor – and you don’t need much. It works best in juice when balanced with something sweet, like carrots or beets. And, when juiced together with ginger, you’ll have two wonderful anti-inflammatory roots in one glass.More studies are coming out on the many health benefits of turmeric, but the list is already impressive. Turmeric has been used to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy – while making the therapy more potent at combatting cancer growths; as a liver cleanser to flush out bad cholesterol; and as an effective antibacterial. Currently, scientists are studying how turmeric may prevent Alzheimer’s disease and slow its progression.If you’re looking for something to literally “spice up” your juice, then try turmeric.

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