People who really like to lead healthy lives every day drink a smoothie in the morning. During the past years, the green smoothie became famous, because it was promoted by many nutritionists and celebrities.
But, there are so many healthy smoothies you could drink in the morning. Several studies were conducted about the healthiest smoothies and they showed that the turmeric smoothie is the healthiest one.
Except it is drunk in the morning on an empty stomach, the turmeric smoothie can also be consumed between meals, and it would also have the same healthy benefits. And you can decide which part of the day is the best for drinking this miraculous smoothie.
Turmeric Healthy Benefits
A lot of researches have shown the turmeric healthy benefits on the human brain and body functions. The turmeric originates from India and its antiviral and antibacterial characteristics detoxify the whole human body. Continue reading why turmeric is so beneficial for your health:
- The bioactive compounds found in turmeric have powerful medicinal properties
The turmeric bioactive compounds are called curcuminoids, and curcumin is one of them, and it has proved to be the most beneficial because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That ingredient blocks NF-kB, that is a molecule that travels into the cells nuclei and turns on genes related to inflammation. It is considered that NF-kB plays a major role in many chronic diseases. Curcumin acts the same way anti-inflammatory medications do, but, with no side effects. It contains great amount of antioxidant that makes it even more powerful neutralizer of free radicals in the human body and also a great stimulator of the body’s own antioxidant mechanisms.
- Prevents Cancer
This wonderful herb prevents the growth, development and spreading of cancer cells. Researches have shown that curcumin reduces the angiogenesis, i.e., the actual growth of tumors, metastasis, i.e., the spread of the disease, and it also has shown a great effect for the elimination of cancer cells.
- Treats Depression
A study has been carried out and it involved 60 patients divided into three groups, and it showed the turmeric ability to treat depression. The first group of 20 people was given Prozac to treat depression, the second group was given a gram of turmeric daily, and the third group was given both turmeric and Prozac within a period of 6 weeks.
The best results from the study were shown by the third group, that is, people who were given both turmeric and Prozac, while some small improvements were shown by the first and the second group. So, the study showed that turmeric acts as a very strong anti-depressive, and it was ranged high on the list, close to Prozac.
Since you know the healthy benefits of turmeric you should incorporate this amazing herb into your diet.
Turmeric Smoothie Recipe
- half a teaspoon of ginger
- half a teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup of hemp or coconut mil
- 1 banana
- half a cup frozen pineapple or mango chunks
- half a teaspoon of turmeric (for a better taste you can add a greater amount of this ingredient)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon of maca powder
First of all you should cut the banana, the pineapple and the mango into pieces.
Then, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend them together until you get a well blended mixture.
For the best results, you should drink the smoothie right after you wake up on an empty stomach.
This smoothie will give you the necessary energy for the whole day.
Just enjoy and feel more energized!