November 4, 2014 10:42 am

Move over kale, there’s a new contender for the crown of the top health trend for wellness warriors all over the world.  And you won’t have to go far to find it, either… In fact – it’s probably already hiding in your kitchen cupboard right now. The vibrant orange spice that is turmeric.

Often added to curries and soups for colour and a more intense flavour, turmeric has actually also been used in Ayurvedic medicine for many years. You’ll be more familiar with it in powder form, however it starts off as a brown bulb found deep in the earth – which is bright orange inside when cut open.

So, what are the benefits? Well, it can be used for pretty much everything. With more than 5.000 studies on the significance on turmeric, it has been scientifically proven to be anti-fungal, anti-viral and immune boosting. Not only that, but it can also contribute to preventing breast and pancreatic cancer. If that’s not enough to make you jump on the turmeric band wagon with us, you may want to read on…

It can also promote weight loss due to its power to balance your blood sugar and help burn fat. It cleanses the body, ridding of any toxins – ultimately leaving you feeling energised and replenished. And the chances are if you feel its cleansing benefits working, you will automatically start making healthier choices in life – from taking the stairs instead of the lift and switching that calorie laden latte to a green tea. It catches on!

The versatility of using turmeric is endless – not just for adding to hot dishes. We love adding it to our hot water and lemon in morning for an instant morning detox to set us up for the day – as well as sprinkling it in our smoothies and juices for that extra kick and health boost. Another awesome way of incorporating it in to your daily diet is by adding a touch of turmeric to your omelette… Trust us, it’s a combination made in HEAVEN! Keep some at hand in your kitchen and experiment with other ways you can include it in your cooking.

We hope you enjoy the wonders of this spicy superfood – and let us know how you next use it!