Health Benefits That Pack A Punch







The backbone of any good curry.


Used for centuries as a dye.




Turmeric, the yellow root with a jab and hook that can knock inflammation right out of the body, is powered by curcumin.


Curcumin, the chemical compound that gives turmeric its yellow color, packs a POWER punch.






Anti-free radical


From a boil to a toothache, turmeric has been used for years to treat many conditions.


When paired with ginger, turmeric makes beans more easily digestible. When paired with pepper, curcumin’s power is more readily available for the body to use (bioavailability).

In studies its been proven to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.


Studies continue to be conducted to determine its effectiveness in treating diabetes, arthritis and Alzheimer’s.


In its fresh root form, it can be hard to find depending on what part of the world you live in. In the US, occasionally Whole Foods carries it. I’ve also seen it in Asian supermarkets.


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I generally take my turmeric in powder form. I purchase organic turmeric powder from my local food co-op. I place the powder in empty capsules or I added the powder to my smoothies. I also cooking Indian food at least once a week and turmeric is in there for sure.


[bctt tweet=”Try your hand at this Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie and release turmeric’s power to do its thing.”] These are health benefits that pack a punch.




1 Cup Coconut Water

4 Ice Cubes

½ Mango peeled and diced

½ Cup Pineapple

2 Leaves with stem Bok Choy

½ in X ½ in piece Ginger

¼ tsp turmeric  


Blend all ingredients in HIGH SPEED blender until smooth.




Anti-inflammatory smoothie


As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

2 replies
  1. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I bought all the ingredients and made it over the weekend. It was very refreshing and tasty. Just helped us get through a busy Sunday, and knowing I was doing something healthy for my family made all the difference in my attitude and thinking through the rest of the day. It starts a chain reaction of good choices. We’ve also implemented the lemon water and more raw veggie snacks for my little ones. Thank you Tyra.

    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      So proud of you! Every healthy food decision we make deposits a seed of generational health for our descendants. Let me know how you like the Black Forest Smoothie. It’s so good it’s like a dessert but guilt free. It’s my second favorite behind the Apple Pie Smoothie.


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