Turmeric Takeover

Turmeric is a spice that is becoming a household name, and for good reason!  There have been hundreds of studies that have proven that turmeric has more powerful properties and effects than some pharmaceuticals. Turmeric is best known for its ant inflammatory effects but has too many benefits to count.

Turmeric is considered…

  • A disease-preventive agent
    • Studies have shown to reduce risk of cancers, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease among many others
  • An anti-inflammatory powerhouse
    • Studies have shown this spice is great for treating arthritis and other injuries.
  • A digestive aid
    • Turmeric contains a component that helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat.
  • An antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal agent which all help strengthen the immune system and ward off the risk of catching viruses.
  • A Liver Detoxifier
    • Turmeric increases production of vital enzymes that break down and reduce toxins within the body. Turmeric is also known to increase and improve blood circulation which aids in this detox process

I always add 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of turmeric to my smoothies but here is probably one of the easiest recipes that will allow you to sneak some turmeric into your diet. These great spicy turmeric chickpeas can be used as a snack or a perfect protein to add to your salad.

Turmeric Chickpeas

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Ingredients:

1 can of organic (no salt added) chickpeas
Turmeric – fresh or ground
Garlic Powder
Chili Powder and/or another spicy seasoning

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas.
Place tinfoil on a baking sheet and spray with olive or coconut oil.
Spread chickpeas in an even layer over baking sheet, respray the tops of the chickpeas.
Sprinkle the chickpeas with a thin layer of turmeric, garlic powder, and other spicy spice of choice.
Bake for 30 minutes or until they are crispy.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHELLE MCGUINNESS

-1I work as a Financial Analyst at Boston Scientific and live in Natick, MA. I wanted a project outside of my 9-5 responsibilities and started Sunshine & Superfoods as a way to share my healthy recipes and fitness ideas with friends and family. I am obsessed with trying the new fitness classes, I love cooking & experimenting with food, trying new restaurants & eateries, traveling, and hanging with family and friends. You can find me in an early morning PureBarre class or strolling through my local Whole Foods.