Posts Tagged ‘spice’
Think outside of the box
Sometimes the smallest changes can bring about the biggest rewards. Recently, I put this to the test by adding chia seeds to my all-natural peanut butter. Although many people soak their chia seeds first, I added mine raw. I like the crunch factor. And the added calories are minimal. It really gives peanut butter a twist… And makes a healthy breakfast (like the one seen here) brand new again. After all, variety is the spice of life.
So what’s one of your regular, go-to healthy-eating meals that you can add a twist or a changeup to? Think about, then do it. While relying on the tried-and-true can be a stable way to keep the excess calories at bay, it’s still important to prevent food boredom from creeping into not just our palate, but our psyche.
What does living more naturally mean to you? Many of us with dieter mentalities know that often eating more “clean” and “pure” (read: more all natural) can benefit our health as much as cutting down on portion sizes and total calories consumed. Similarly, going all natural can pertain to other areas of our lives — as we try to get and stay healthier without a lot of overly-processed, unnatural ingredient-filled medication and remedies. Thus, turning to “nature’s medicine cabinet” can often help out with a number of common ailments. One such go-to item is Turmeric, which is mostly known as the main spice that’s used in curry. But the Turmeric root is often used for medicinal purposes.
From digestion troubles to healing wounds, Chinese and Indian medicine practices have been using Turmeric since the seventh century A.D. Today, more and more research is being done to understand the health benefits Turmeric may have. Turmeric is made from the dried rhizome’s of the Turmeric plant. It’s available in many different forms such as tea, powdered spice and as a capsule. Below is a handy infographic from Health Perch which shows off more about the Turmeric plant and how it can benefit you.
Do you use Turmeric to enhance your health and/or your life? If so, share your uses (and ideas) below in the comments section. (Thanks!)
Photo Source: Health Perch