So, it’s no secret I’ve dealt with Chronic Gastritis for over 3 years, but GOOD NEWS! I’m pretty much all clear! After loads of doctor appointments, different types of drugs and cutting down my food to practically nothing…it turned out stress management and good ol’ natural remedies were the fix.
One of my favourite natural remedies and one that has recently gained a lot of media attention, is Turmeric. Below I have listed the numerous benefits of taking & consuming Turmeric PLUS a tasty Yellow Cabbage Curry! YUM!
ALL THE GOOD STUFF ABOUT THE YELLOW STUFF!
Curcumin, which is found in Turmeric is proven to be even more affective that ibuprofen and aspirin in fighting inflammation. Considering inflammation is at the root of most diseases, this is great news!
By speeding up wound healing, relaxing the pores for better toxin release, taking Turmeric results in what is describes as glowing skin.
Curcumin in Turmeric helps to alleviate the Liver of carcinogens in an efficient manner.
Helps with Depression
A Phytotherapy Research determined that taking Curcumin was equally effective as PROZAC, when managing depression over several weeks.
- Relaxes the Intestines – Making it easier for food to move through and be digested. Also prevents gas and bloating.
- Heals your Colon – by aiding in the balance between gut flora and the immune response, by encourage the glands on the surface to regenerate and heal when it by bacteria.
- Soothes the Stomach – in two ways. Encourages the production of stomach mucous which is a defence against gastric acid. And inhibits enzymes that compromise stomach health.
- Boosts Liver Function – when combining Turmeric with fiber-rich foods, cholesterol is trapped and sent straight to the colon for easy cleansing of the liver.
YELLOW CABBAGE CURRY
- Coconut Oil
- 1 Onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Savoy Cabbage, cored and sliced
- 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
- 1 ½ Cups Plain or Coconut Yogurt
- Bunch of fresh Parsley, chopped
- 1 Tsp Yellow Mustard seeds
- 1 1/2 Tsp ground Cumin
- 2 Tsp ground Turmeric
- 1 Tbsp ground Coriander
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Put a pan on medium heat, add Coconut Oil and lightly brown Onion. Then add Cabbage, Salt and Pepper.
- Cook till tender, then add Garlic and spices. Cook for another 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove pan from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then stir in Yogurt carefully. The Cabbage must be cool enough to avoid curdling the Yogurt.
- Taste and season the curry to your liking. Add to the heat on low to warm then enjoy!
Ok, so I know first-hand there are only so many Turmeric Lattes you can have in one week! But what if you want an extra boost of Curcumin without having to eat curry every day?
I take one Turmeric tablet from Phyton Whole Foods just about every morning.
For $10, you get 60 tables, that’s 2 months worth, for less than 20 cents a day! Grab yours now from Coles Supermarkets, in the health food isle today 🙂