Simple, Easy, Healthy Turmeric Eggs Recipe to Start Your Day

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. It is native to southwest India, requiring temperatures between 20 and 30 °C and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.

You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. This herb has a very interesting taste and aroma. Its flavor is peppery, warm and bitter while its fragrance is mild yet slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, to which it is related.

The root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It’s on top of the list as one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal herbs in all of science and the next most popular studied herbs include garlic, cinnamon, ginseng, ginger and milk thistle.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. A number of studies have even reported that using curcumin is more advantageous than certain prescription drugs.

Some of turmeric benefits are :
• Anticoagulants/ Antiplatelets
• Anti-depressants
• Anti-inflammatories
• Arthritis management
• Cancer treatment
• Diabetes management
• Gastrointestinal treatments
• Cholesterol regulator
• Painkillers
• Steroids

Interested in getting more turmeric in your diet? Try below easy yet healthy breakfast idea to help you reap the turmeric benefits for your body and enjoy its rich taste at the same time:

Turmeric Eggs
• 4 eggs
• 2 ounces raw cheese, shredded
• 3 tablespoons ghee
• 1/2 cup red onions, chopped
• 8 green onions, chopped
• 1 cup yellow pepper, chopped
• 6 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tablespoon thyme
• 1 tablespoon oregano
• 1 tablespoon basil
• 2 tablespoons turmeric

Directions:
1. Sauté onions, green onions and garlic in pan with ghee over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
2. Add in eggs, cheese and herbs.
3. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring continuously and add in turmeric.
4. Once the eggs have set, remove from the heat and serve with gluten-free toast.

Recipe courtesy of draxe.com

photo: monamifood.wordpress.com

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