Turmeric is one spice that’s taken the health industry by storm. It is added to breakfast recipes, milk, popular curries, and even capsules. While some like taking a shot of turmeric and water in the morning, we’ve got something to make this healthy spice taste great. And, it combines the benefits of turmeric with the deliciousness of gummies.
How To Make Turmeric Gummies
Turmeric gummies are a fun way to get your dose of goodness in everyday, especially if you’re the kind to make a face at anything that seems even remotely healthy. This makes it a good option for kids too. You’d need a large pot, wooden spoon, as well as silicon molds or a baking dish. Here’s how you can go about making them
- 3 ½ cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 inch of ground pepper
- 6 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 8 tablespoons of
- In a large pot, combine water, ground turmeric, and maple syrup.
- Heat this mixture on medium high for about 5 minutes. Be sure to stir well.
- Remove the pot from the heat for a bit and add gelatin powder to the liquid.
- Return the pot to the heat and mix in the gelatin with the wooden spoon until it’s dissolved completely.
- Pour this mixture into a baking dish and cover it with plastic wrap.
- Place this mixture in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours until firm.
- Once it’s solidified, cut it into small cubes or any shape you’d like.
Alternatively, you could substitute maple syrup for honey. Honey comes with antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties used to treat gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and other inflammation-related disorders. It is also filled with antioxidants.1
Pepper in this recipe helps add flavor. It might also have antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, gastro-protective, and antidepressant properties.2 The best part about this recipe is that you don’t have to stick to it. You could experiment with flavors and spices.
Turmeric Gummies With Milk
If you’re a fan of turmeric milk, better known as “golden milk,” then here’s the set of ingredients you’d need for it
- 1 cup of milk
- ¼ cup water
- 3 tablespoons gelatin
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- 1 inch of ground pepper
- pinch of cardamom powder
- 8 tablespoons of any sweetener
Warm the spices and milk over low medium heat and whisk the mixture for 5 minutes. Once it’s off the heat, add melted gelatin and sweetener. You could then add it to a pan and let it set.
In this recipe, ginger might be beneficial to ease stomach aches, symptoms of diarrhea, and nausea. However, if you’re pregnant or have gallstones, please
Benefits Of Turmeric
Considering how popular the spice and its supplements have gotten, a lot of people have benefited from turmeric. And, these benefits come with both topical application and oral administration. Since we’re talking about supplementing with turmeric gummies, here are a few benefits of consuming turmeric
- Boosts digestion: Turmeric root is rich in an antioxidant called curcumin, which stimulates the production of bile in the gall bladder. This makes it a good solution to bloating, gas, and indigestion. Besides this, turmeric might also treat chronic ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the digestive tract) and aid
- Reduces Cholesterol: Studies show that curcumin in turmeric might prevent the arteries from getting blocked and reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the body.6
- Fights Joint And Muscle Disorders: Research indicates that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that might help ease the symptoms of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, further studies are required to support this benefit of turmeric.7
- Has Anti-Cancer Properties: The antioxidant properties of curcumin might play a role in fighting certain types of cancers. Studies have shown that it inhibits the growth of tumors and cancer cells.8 9
- Eases Symptoms Of Depression: Turmeric might ease the symptoms of depression by regulating levels of serotonin and dopamine, both of which play a role in mood regulation. However further studies are required to substantiate this claim.10
The antibacterial and antiviral properties of turmeric might make it a good option to ease viral infections.11 So, if you’d like to heal your body with turmeric, turmeric gummies are the fun way to go about it.
You could get creative with your gummies by adding them to different molds for fun shapes. You could also add any spices of your choice to them. Be sure to store your gummies in an airtight container in the fridge. And, if
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