Turmeric is enjoying a meteoric rise in popularity for both researchers and celebrities alike.
The golden spice which has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine for centuries has been praised by A-listers like Gweneth Paltrow and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley, who recently dyed her face yellow after applying a turmeric face mask.
So how are you getting your turmeric top up? Here are some of the ways you can incorporate more turmeric into your diet:
- Munch it in a meal
One way you can consume more turmeric is by adding it to your meals. There are plenty of recipes which include turmeric from spicy scrambled eggs to a more traditional curry. Just remember turmeric is not easily absorbed so it's important that the meal also includes some kind of fat which it can readily dissolve in. Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a difficult time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can offer potential benefits.
- Slurp it in a smoothie
If you want to follow in the footsteps of health food fashionista Gweneth Paltrow you might like to try a Turmeric 'latte' sometimes also referred to as 'Golden Mylk'. This drink often combines almond or coconut milk with freshly grated turmeric, cinnamon and a pinch of ground black pepper to give it that bioavailability boost. The newly popular tonic has roots in a much loved Indian folk remedy Haldi Ka Doodh.
- Scoff it in a snack
If you're feeling creative you can try making your own DIY supplements such as these turmeric bombs which combine turmeric with honey and coconut oil, it should be noted however that with this method it is hard to ensure that you get a consistent level of turmeric in each bomb.
- Take it in a tablet
The final and simplest way we recommend you get your turmeric fix is with one of our Turmeric+ tablets. They combine the active ingredient in turmeric curcumin with soy lecithin which makes it 30x more absorbable than standard turmeric and there's no added risk to staining your kitchen yellow!