The power of turmeric: What this ancient root can do for you
Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | Feb. 2021
Surely, you’ve heard the buzz about turmeric. This ancient root is a modern favorite for its key role in maintaining a healthy inflammation response.* Easily recognizable for its glorious yellow-orange hue, turmeric’s long history is just as colorful as the root itself!
Turmeric has been ingested by people from all over the world for thousands of years, respected for its distinctly rich, earthy flavor. Its widespread use is reflected in turmeric’s various names found in Hindi, Mandarin, Japanese, Tahitian and the Hawaiian languages, to name a few.
A relative of ginger, turmeric thrives with ample rainfall, and very warm temperatures, growing best in tropical areas. Turmeric is believed to have originated in India, and is widely used in Indian cooking. Turmeric - and its phenolic compounds called curcuminoids - is what brings both the flavor and brilliant color to Indian curry!
Today, in addition to being used for culinary purposes, turmeric is also found in many dietary supplements. Just like with all foods, herbs and supplements, knowing the source of where your turmeric is grown and harvested is important. MegaFood sources directly from Kauai Organic Farms, on the North Shore of the island of Kauai, Hawaii, and puts all that beautiful turmeric to good use in Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Whole Body, Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Joint, and Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Liver.
MegaFood also offers Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder™ which can be easily added to any smoothie or shaken beverage. It’s a great option for those who want to experience the support of turmeric without missing out on the taste!* Just scoop, stir and sip.
Speaking of taste, Turmeric Inflammation Response* Gummy are gummies done “the MegaFood way” - they are delicious, contain no high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, sweeteners or sugar coating, and have 2 grams of sugar per serving.
Last - and smallest! - but not least is Turmeric Curcumin Minis - Whole Body. This latest offering from MegaFood delivers everything you love about turmeric in a convenient mini tablet.
Whichever turmeric supplement works best for you, rest assured that all MegaFood turmeric products are crafted with the addition of organic black pepper extract to support the absorption of turmeric.* In addition, all are made with real food from trusted farm partners, are certified glyphosate residue free, Non-GMO Project Verified, are tested for 125+ pesticides and herbicides and are free from gluten, dairy and soy.
Whether you like to start your day with a turmeric tea or turmeric latte, this mighty root is well-planted into our daily diets. One of my favorite pre- or post-yoga smoothies is this tropical turmeric carrot smoothie. Take a look! Then check out our blog for more yummy recipes featuring turmeric!
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