If you haven’t yet heard of turmeric’s seemingly magical properties, prepare to have your mind blown. Your avocados and chia seeds need to scooch over, turmeric is officially on the superfood scene. For those of you who already swear by turmeric, you’ll be stoked to see some of our favorite powerhouse recipes which highlight—you guessed it—turmeric.
But if turmeric is so great, why not just sprinkle raw turmeric powder on everything?
You can, but you won’t get the full benefits because of a tricky thing called bioavailability. The key ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is notorious for low bioavailability, meaning your body has a hard time absorbing the full benefits on it’s own.
So, how do you increase bioavailability to get the full benefits of curcumin?
By pairing curcumin with black pepper extract—black pepper contains a compound called piperine which slows down the breakdown of turmeric in the gut and liver, giving your body a longer period of time to absorb the benefits. That’s exactly why we formulated our Turmeric powder supplement with turmeric powder, concentrated curcuminoids, BioPerine black pepper extract, and ginger root extract.
While our supplement is the simplest way to get your daily dose of turmeric, you can also break it open for a ‘pre-peppered’ turmeric powder that’s perfect for most recipes. Speaking of which, we’ve curated some fun (and still simple) ways to get your turmeric on:
Mornings just got spicy.Have a tough time waking up? Try this easy-to-prep shot first thing in the morning to get your day going. You probably have all these ingredients in your pantry already, which just adds to the beauty of this recipe. Invigorate your body, heat up your metabolism, and boost immunity with this spicy little number.
Infuse your cooking oil.We love this curated recipe from wellness-minded chef David Bouley1. It’s so simple, yet so brilliant, you might be jealous you didn’t come up with it yourself. This is an absolute kitchen essential, as pairing turmeric with healthy fats increases absorption and the bioavailability of curcumin. Make a batch of this and keep it on deck for dipping bread, cooking, and drizzling over salad.
Warm your soul.Nothing cures a long day like a glass of golden milk. As with the turmeric oil, the fats in cashew milk help increase curcumin’s benefits, making you feel like the epitome of all that is wellness.
Get a glowing complexion.With its beneficial properties and rise to superfood stardom, it’s only natural that we start putting turmeric on our faces. While you can definitely take a DIY approach, keep in mind that turmeric can leave behind a yellowish stain. That’s why we love YLLO skincare. They’ve nailed the formula to leave your skin glowing, without the stain.
Boost your broth.After you try this homemade broth recipe, you may never buy canned soup again. Complete with Zhou’s Collagen Peptides and Zhou’s Turmeric capsules, this superfood soup helps support you inside and out with countless benefits for complexion, joint health, and more. And the best part—it takes less than 10 minutes to prep and cook.
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Now go be great! We know you will.