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Cheat Sheet: Turmeric’s amazing health benefits and easy recipes

turmeric juice recipeInflammation is the root of all evil (at least when it comes to health evils). And in the battle against it, the wellness world has turned to the superfood hero, turmeric.

Turmeric root has been used for centuries in Asian and Indian cuisine, but beyond its savory flavor and flamboyant color, this little spice packs big health perks—which the Western world has finally caught onto. Its high, super specialized antioxidant (called curcumin) has been shown to reduce inflammation, which translates to lower risk of chronic diseases—and (bonus!) a clearer complexion.

These articles below will give you all the details on what turmeric can do for you, and lots of tips, ideas, and recipes for how to get more of the spice into your life. —Amy Marturana

1. Spicy news: Turmeric is the trendy new nutritional supplement
With new research backing its benefits, turmeric—that very same staple of Indian cuisine—is taking off as a trendy nutritional supplement. Experts dish.

2. Recipe: Taryn Toomey’s Detoxing Turmeric Tonic
The health benefits of turmeric make this tonic an awesome, healthy way to start your day—and year.

3. My Favorite Green Juice: Lexi Atkins
How does a rising star on The Boy Next Door and The Messengers power up for work before dawn? By prepping her juicer for this Wake Up blend.

4. Recipe: Turmeric Milk
Adding turmeric and a few other ingredients to your almond milk will transform it from a basic staple to a savory treat that’s healthy and good for your skin.

5. Recipe: An easy, 10-minute fish curry
This healthy recipe is a Sunday night (or anytime) triple threat: fast, easy, and healthy. Oh, and it just happens to be super delicious.

6. 3 easy juice recipes that seriously boost your health
Before you reach for the Advil or Pepto Bismol, try a shot of one of these healthy (and super delish) blends.

7. Recipe: The Ayurvedic dish Govind Das says every yogi should be eating
The owner of Santa Monica’s Bhakti Yoga Shala shares his go-to Kosmic Kitchari, a classic yoga dish you can eat for lunch (and dosha balancing) all week long.

8. The Superfood Guide: Turmeric
The long-time staple of Asian and Indian cuisine is now a healthy insider’s superfood of choice. Turmeric is now blowing up as an ingredient at juice bars, hot restaurants, and in top healthy bloggers’ recipes.

(Photo: Suja)