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5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

By Nutritious Life

Turmeric is a champion anti-inflammatory food. How can you harness its powerful, health-promoting strengths? You’ve got to find more ways to add turmeric to your diet.

Before we get to those, a quick refresher on why you want to sprinkle this spice everywhere.

Turmeric is filled with curcumin, a compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant to fight free radicals while at the same time lowering levels of enzymes that cause inflammation. That’s no joke, considering inflammation is at the root of most chronic diseases.

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To add turmeric directly to your diet, you can buy the fresh root and grate it yourself, or you can buy the ground spice in a jar. While its yellow-orange color is seriously bold, the taste is actually pretty mild, so you can add it to lots of different dishes easily.

Ready to start? Try these simple tips for incorporating more turmeric into your diet, stat.

5 Easy Ways to Add Turmeric to Your Diet

1. Add it to a salad or salad dressing

To make this Green Salad with Shiitake Bacon, you toss chickpeas in turmeric with paprika and olive oil and crisp them up. But you can also just sprinkle it on most salads or whisk it into any basic salad dressing.

2. Drink Naked Pressed Lively Carrot

Grab a bottle (or two) of Naked Pressed Lively Carrot—part of Naked Juice’s cold-pressed line—for an easy, on-the-go source of turmeric. Plus, you’ll also be sipping on healthy, high-quality veggies like cold-pressed carrot and cucumber, which means you’re taking in nutrients like vitamin A (it contains all you need for the day!), calcium, and magnesium.

3. Make curry

You’ve seen the color of curry, right? No surprise there’s turmeric here. This Chickpea and Cauliflower version is filled with vegetables, plant protein, and other antioxidant-rich spices.

4. Make a latte

Skip your afternoon coffee (just this once!) and make a delicious Turmeric Latte, with almond milk, coconut oil, and cinnamon.

5. Sprinkle it on vegetables before roasting

An easy way to enjoy root vegetables? Sprinkle favorites like sweet potatoes and squash with turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne (and any other warming spices) and toss them in coconut oil before roasting them.

This blog was created in partnership with Naked Juice.