Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, similar to pharmaceutical Cox-2 inhibitors like Celebrex, says Dr. Shiue. “This is the golden-orange spice ingredient that forms the base of curry powders. It can help with inflammatory conditions like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease,” she says.
This incredible spice contains curcumin, a well-known substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can give you endless benefits such as boosting the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes, improving brain function and lowering your risk of heart disease.
There are many ways to eat and even drink turmeric. For example, you can use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs, a frittata, or tofu scramble. You can even add it in your soup! As for beverages, you can throw fresh turmeric root in your blender for a healthier and a lot tastier smoothie.