Turmeric is an essential in my spice cupboard. My top reasons for loving this Indian spice are its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, brain and mood boosting properties.
You may not know, but the majority of western diseases are actually caused, or triggered into being active, by chronic, long term inflammation in your body. This is one of the many reasons why I am so passionate about utilising food as a tool to heal and nourish my body. If a simple spice can help you live a happier, pain and symptom free life, why wouldn’t you eat it?
I highly recommend incorporating turmeric into your diet if you have an auto-immune or inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis. Turmeric is also hugely beneficial if, like me, you suffer with leaky gut, IBS or acne. Plus, it can reduce post workout muscle inflammation and soreness.
It is the compound curcumin that gives turmeric its beneficial properties. To get maximum potency from the curcumin, pair it with black pepper. Black pepper contains the compound piperine which boosts the anti-inflammtory effects of turmeric by up to 2000%!
Be aware that a little turmeric goes a long way, as it does have quite a strong and slightly bitter taste. I love adding it to breads, rice dishes and even smoothies.
Top tip: thoroughly wash your hands before touching any fabric because turmeric stains. RIP to my once white towels.
These paleo flat breads are brilliant because they are not only easy to make but so versatile, making them perfect if you’re new to healthy eating or short on time. Plus, they can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer, ready to defrost and use at your convenience.
5 HEALTHY MEAL IDEAS USING TURMERIC FLAT BREADS
CREPE ESACPE: spoon on some coconut yogurt (I like coyo) or nut butter, add some fruit, a pinch of cinnamon and you’ve got yourself a delicious breakfast crepe
SOUPER DOUPER: serve with your favourite soup
AVO GO: spread with avocado, add prawns, mushrooms, spring onion and rocket for a tasty wrap