This week has seemed to been focussed on the glorious spice “turmeric”. The healing benefits to the active ingredient “curcumin” are so wondrous for your body.
Especially when your immunity might have been lowered by colds and flu like symptoms, which have been flying around schools, public buses and shopping centres.
A smoothie bowl is a thicker than a smoothie, I like to eat it with a spoon instead of slurping it through a straw. My turmeric smoothie bowl was a simple combination of bananas, almond milk from these guys, turmeric powder and fresh pinch of cayenne (this activates “curcumin” in the turmeric). Sprinkled with a selection of nuts and seeds. I love to have these post work out at the gym, mid morning or mid afternoon to keep me going through the day.
Why is it good for you:
Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin (activated by a pinch of pepper) has a list of benefits from anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and a blood purifier. It helps us digest food by aiding the pancreas to release pancreatic lipase (digestive enzyme). Banana has naturally high sources of potassium, (source) potassium plays a major role in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance in the body and cell function. It helps the body maintain homeostasis (equilibrium) which does also include a steady heartbeat. Almond milk is also a good source of calcium (bones, skin and tissue), phosphorus (cell growth, metabolism, ATP (energy currency in cells) uses phosphorus to do their work) and magnesium (metabolism, immunity and help to regulate blood pressure and lung function). Brazil nuts contain selenium a great antioxidant nutrient for the body to help support heart health and metabolism.