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Turmeric
Who can resist the gorgeous yellow color of this cancer-fighting spice? Lately turmeric has been the darling of the spice world as researchers have discovered that, not only does it fight cancer, but contains an entire spectrum of other health benefits, including inflammation-fighting compounds called curcuminoids. These compounds may help prevent Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. When used topically turmeric has been known to help heal skin infections.

Check out this turmeric-friendly recipe Basmati Rice and Chickpea Supper Salad.

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Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.

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12:17PM PDT on Aug 4, 2014

Thanks for the information, already use all but turmeric, maybe have to add curries to our diet.

8:26PM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

Thanks

2:55AM PDT on Jul 23, 2014

I'll try to add more tumeric in my food. Not sure which food goes the best with it, though.

5:57PM PDT on May 2, 2014

thanks

2:59PM PDT on Mar 14, 2014

Thanks!

3:59AM PDT on Mar 10, 2014

Thanks.

3:03AM PST on Feb 6, 2014

Thank you

10:13PM PST on Feb 1, 2014

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1:01AM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Very interesting read! I would have never thought that one of these used topically would help with arthritis! There's only one I don't have, and that's turmeric. Will have to pick that up, and then use these spices more often. I use lots of cinnamon and garlic in different recipes already, but that's it. And thanks for providing recipes. That's a big help! And thanks to those who said you need to have pepper with turmeric for the turmeric to be absorbed in the body, and for pointing out that cooked garlic has lost most of its health benefit. I know I cook it to death. We've bought pickled garlic, and so I'm sure that's excellent for you, since it's raw, and you just pop it in your mouth like you would an olive. That will keep more than the vampires at bay!

1:28PM PST on Jan 28, 2014

Thank you !!

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