Just when you thought you were acing healthy cooking with cauliflower rice, a new version came along that substantially improves upon the dish. Ramp up the health factor in your go-to side dish with this keto turmeric rice recipe.
Watch out easy it is to make your go-to side even better for you:
Turmeric: Health or Hype?
If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear kale is getting green with envy. Or maybe that’s just its natural hue. Either way, there’s a new superfood in town, and it’s so bright you can’t miss it.
Yes, it’s turmeric, and you’ve probably seen it lighting up healthy living, paleo, and keto blogs, websites, and magazines quite a bit lately.
You may be wondering if this spice is worth the hype. I happen to think that it is.
Turmeric may seem like it came out of nowhere, but it’s been used medicinally for more than 4,000 years.
That’s a pretty long unofficial clinical trial.
Ayurvedic medicine has tapped turmeric to help both internal ailments through ingestion, and skin ailments through a turmeric paste.
Today, it is recognized that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and is thought to help protect against cancer.
Many people suffering with arthritis try turmeric to ease their joint pain and swelling as well.
Regardless of your individual health concerns, there are a lot of potential gains from getting more turmeric in your diet.
As to the question of hype vs. health? My vote is health, all the way, but the good news is that even if you’re skeptical, making this tasty twist on cauliflower rice can’t hurt.
Like any purchase, not all options are created equal. If you’re looking to buy turmeric for its health benefits, there are some things to consider.
Most turmeric comes from India – and that’s a good thing. This turmeric tends to have a higher amount of curcumin.
You can check your labels to see the percentage of curcumin a particular brand contains. This is one of those times when more is more!
Get organic if possible, but conventional is fine and much better than no turmeric at all.
Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.