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Turmeric is considered to be an excellent source of rich nutrients such as zinc, iron, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Due to its rich nutrient profile, the spice is regarded as a “golden spice”, and you can yield numerous health benefits by simply adding a generous amount of turmeric to your edibles. If you were to buy spices online

, you can reap the benefits of turmeric powder by adding a pinch or teaspoon of turmeric powder in curry meals, or you can add a half teaspoon of turmeric powder into a cup of warm milk to benefit from its rich properties. The primary ingredient found in turmeric, curcumin, is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties found in turmeric, and it also benefits your health in several ways:

1. Improves Memory

The consumption of organic turmeric powder in your meals plays a vital role in the improvement of your memory. It was concluded via an experimental study that the people who indulged in the consumption of seasoned curry, were more likely to score more on cognitive function tests. Hence, turmeric is responsible for improving your memory in several ways. The spice is also responsible for keeping the symptoms associated with depression and anxiety at a minimal.

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2. Improves Heart Health

Curcumin, a prominent and noted ingredient in turmeric, contains a high level of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in it, which is responsible for protecting your heart against certain cardiovascular conditions.

3. Helps Prevent Cancer

It was recently revealed that the consumption of turmeric powder in moderate amounts can help you in overcoming the symptoms of certain types of cancers. It was concluded that that the involvement of curcumin, an important ingredient in organic turmeric powder in Melbourne

, acts as an antioxidant agent in your body, which helps with the prevention of cancer in your body.

4. Helps Ease Osteoarthritis Pain

The rate of osteoarthritis has significantly grown in Australia, and it is concerning the people of Melbourne regarding their health. They are visiting the best orthopedic doctor in Melbourne to receive a treatment for their disease, and they resort to taking medications and physiotherapy session to help with the debilitating effects of the pain associated with osteoarthritis pain. It has been on several occasions that turmeric is considered to be an excellent agent for the treatment of the symptoms associated with osteoarthritis pain. The content of curcumin found in turmeric is considered to be a great agent for the treatment of such symptoms.

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5. Helps Cure the Symptoms of Depression

Curcumin is regarded as one of the most prominent ingredients in organic turmeric powder in Melbourne, and the ingredient is widely known for its role in the treatment of depression. A group of researchers conducted a controlled trial, where they categorized approximately 60 people with depression into three categories. The members of the first group were prescribed Prozac, while the second group was recommended to take one gram of curcumin. In the meanwhile, the third group was assigned to take Prozac and curcumin simultaneously. After a time span of 6 weeks, the use of curcumin showed a significant improvement in the mental condition of the group’s members. On the contrary, the group who was prescribed with Prozac and curcumin simultaneously showed promising results at the end of the sixth week.  Thus, this study proved that a significant amount of curcumin proved effective as an antidepressant.

Wrap Up

Last but not the least, you can always add a pinch of organic turmeric powder to the meals to spice up its flavor. It makes the edibles considerably delicious, and its rich nutrients property pack a punch of iron and vitamins in your meals. The intake of turmeric powder in your meals also helps you in overcoming the symptoms of inflammation and gastrointestinal diseases.  In other words, you are not content with the flavoring of your meal or you think that it is not healthy enough, you can add a generous amount of turmeric powder to it to make it edible for you. Now, as far as buying high quality turmeric is concerned, Graina bulk food store

has got you covered.

I think most people’s expertise when it comes to the use of spices in cooking stops with salt and pepper. There may be the odd one or two laying around in the cupboard that gets arbitrarily thrown in when you’re feeling naughty but that’s probably the extent of it. Spice not only enhances the taste of food but often has great health benefits. It is so easy to buy spices online

these days there’s really no excuse to not be incorporating it.

Spices come from dried plants, flowers, seeds, bark, roots etc. Some contain high amounts of minerals and antioxidants, others work well in healing with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Much of this however is unknown and sold on supermarket shelves in poor quality so as to reduce the effectiveness. A way around this is to buy good quality spice online. Below is a description of some of the most common herbs and spices you can easily incorporate into your cooking and their uses/benefits.

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Turmeric

Turmeric is a staple of Indian cuisine. It adds the yellow colouring and earthy flavouring to curry. Turmeric also has great anti-inflammatory properties. It is however poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. To get around this add black pepper to your turmeric. Black pepper contains piperine which enhances the absorption of the anti-inflammatory component of turmeric by about 2000%. Graina has turmeric available in bulk online

in three forms:

BBQ Spice Mix

I love BBQ spice mixes because of the convenience. It can be off putting using spice if you have never done so before. Pre-made BBQ spice mixes take all the hassle out and can easily increase the flavour profile of your food. For example, there are fish, tofu, beef and pork BBQ spice mixes available for bulk purchase online at Graina.

Cinnamon

There are two types of cinnamon; cassia and ceylon. Cassia is the cheaper form and is the most readily available. Ceylon (or true cinnamon) is slightly more expensive but much higher in quality. Where possible try and find the Ceylon cinnamon. Buying spices online is a great way to achieve this if you don’t have access to a health food store

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Cinnamon is great for baking or used in sweet dishes like cereals or deserts. It is packed with antioxidants and helps fight against harmful bacteria in the body. I like to use cinnamon as a pseudo sweetener, it’s a great way to cut sugar out of your diet.

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Chilli

When talking to people I find chilli is quite polarising. Either love it or hate it kinda thing. When used properly in cooking though it doesn’t have to be something that sets your mouth on fire and running for the milk. I love that subtle zing, that little kiss from devil on the tip of your tongue. When used in moderation this naughty little hit can bring dishes to life and enhances other flavours.

Aside from the culinary benefits there’s also an upside for your health. Chilli contains seven times the vitamin C of an orange. Sit that fruit aside and get a hit of chilli like a grown man. Along with this chilli is great for:

 

The Bottom Line

Introducing spice into your diet may seem a hassle but once you get in the groove the benefits are incredible. It is important though to find the best quality spice to get the most flavour and health benefits. Look at reviews and buy spice online and/or in bulk for convenience. If my experience Is anything to go by your food is going to taste better, and you are going to feel better.

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