Monday, May 3, 2010

Turmeric for the mind and for your morning coffee


As I was reading my latest AARP magazine (I know.. this tells my age ... I found an interesting article, "A Well-Seasoned Mind". It described the benefits of turmeric. A study showed that people in India have one-fourth the U.S. rate of Alzheimer's. Interesting, I've been using it since September for arthritis... as recommended by my doctor who is East Indian. She highly recommended it also for the skin. I will confess that i drink almost four cups of coffee in the morning... if you include the half-cups I toss because I do not care for nuked coffee.. and I seem to lose my coffee cup in the the mornings. Anyhow... I sprinkle turmeric in my coffee and I mean liberally. I love it. It's a great spice.

Here is a recipe from the AARP article:
2 c. cubed raw chicken
2 tsp. curry (which has turmeric in it)
Saute in olive oil until cooked and then cool
Add raisins, diced apples, chopped almonds, chopped celery, and low-fat yogurt to taste.
How healthy can you get?

I am linking to Cole at All the Small Stuff for her

http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I don't drink coffee but it sounds like a good idea. The recipe sounds really good to me..better than snake any day! LOl Come say hi :D

Debbi Smith said...

I didn't know that about tumeric. Interesting though. It sounds interesting in coffee, I can see where it would flavor it nicely! Great tip, thanks!

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, turmeric is on my list! Thanks for the great tip, know my mind will be forever grateful! Great recipe too!

Have a great day!

Nancy

Rettabug said...

I had never heard that about turmeric but I'm going to talk to hubby about it. He has arthritis in his hands. Thanks!

Rebecca said...

My father has ALZ. I'm sooo going to look into this...

Thank you for your sweet visit today...

xoRebecca

Janean said...

easy, tasty, inexpensive, fast. i like it!!!! now where did i lay my computer keyboard...? Oh, it's in front of me. *wink*

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your comments on my blog...just plain warm my heart! For some reason...who you are comes across so strong that it is almost like talking to you...
Turmeric is a spice I am sure I have but I am also sure it would need replacing as most of my spices do at this point. I would love to try this and see how it tastes. I do the same thing you do...throw my coffee out when it cools and fill up again. It's good to know I am not alone... :)
My yard. I plant perennials so they keep coming back on their own. I love that. What I planted last Spring is still there. Having son in law put in the curbing was great...makes everything so much easier.
Compared to some of the fantastic yards I have seen in blogs..mine is nothing..but thank you so much for the compliment! I love you for it!
love,
Mona

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thanks for the info on tumeric. Didn't know that. The recipe sounds out of this world. Gotta try it.

Kathy said...

Well Karen...
Thanks for the heads up!
I'll have to give the Tumeric a try in my coffee.
I can't believe the size of that snake! Yikes...
I would have totally lost it!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Morningas...