Saturday, May 16, 2020

How to Take Turmeric? TRY Turmeric Smoothie Recipe for Overall Health


Refreshing Turmeric Pineapple Smoothie

IMAGINE making this easy turmeric pineapple smoothie to improve your overall health, friends or family members.

Turmeric Benefits for Men and Women

Turmeric and Curcumin. Turmeric is a strong antioxidant; its main curcuminoid is curcumin. In traditional alternative herbal medicine, curcumin—the main active ingredient in curcuma longa—is prescribed for stress and depression- related disorders. 

Turmeric may be beneficial to those with atherosclerosis, cancer, gallbladder disease, indigestion, inflammation, liver disease, obesity, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Preliminary scientific research indicates that it may be an anti- depressant, and that bisdemethoxycurcumin, a natural ingredient of turmeric root, may help the immune system in clearing the amyloid beta plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

A 2006 study by Xu et al. has found that curcumin can provide some protection against the physiological effects of stress in rats. You are lucky if you are a rat. :-)

A 2002 scientific study by Yu et al. has shown turmeric to have more potent anti- depressant properties than fluoxetine when administered to mice. 

Curcumin also has antioxidant and anti- inflammatory properties that may protect against age related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

In a 2001 study by Frautschy et al., curcumin proved superior to ibuprofen in protecting the brain against amyloid beta protein- induced damage in rats. 

Research by Mahtab Jafari at the University of California at Irvine has shown that curcumin can increase the lifespan of fruit flies—which have many genes and aging pathways in common with humans— by 20 percent.



The best way to take turmeric is by making turmeric smoothie for overall health. 

What I like about smoothies is the creativity in adding fruits and vegetables. Here is one anti inflammatory smoothie recipe to share to friends:


1 cup of coconut milk, homemade Brazil nut milk or water
½ to 1 banana
1 tsp chia seeds (or other seeds of your choice)
½ cup of pineapple (you can used canned if you are too busy)
½ cup of green melon
1 teaspoon of high quality organic turmeric powder
A dash of black pepper
½ teaspoon of ginger (optional)


1) Wash or prep all ingredients.

2) Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until the mix is emulsified or fully blended.

3) Serve chilled.

Smoothie Tips: I like to put peeled perfect bananas in the freezer (in a freeze-bag) and pull them out, as I need them. It helps the smoothie to be very cold and tasty, and bananas keep longer.

Organic coconut butter adds a superb creaminess and delicately decadent taste to smoothies, a perfect alternative to peanut butter or almond butter. 

You can easily buy at for strict compliance to social distancing rules. I highly recommend buying Kevala Organic Coconut Butter on It is the best quality non-GMO coconut butter my family ever tried and tasted.



How much turmeric should you take a day? What is the best time of day to take turmeric? 

Cool people over the age of 65 should start out with a lower dosage

Kids should be given a lower dosage, and not for more than seven to ten days unless under the supervision of a medical care professional.

Kids under the age of two should not be given turmeric or curcumin. 

Is it safe to take turmeric every day? The suggested turmeric dosage is between 400-800 mg of turmeric per day. This daily dose should be enough to yield considerable health benefits.

I recommend consuming turmeric supplement on an empty stomach (30 minutes before a meal or two hours after one). If you experience heartburn simply take it with food like turmeric pineapple smoothie recipe.

Should I take turmeric on an empty stomach?

Turmeric should be taken on an empty stomach. 

People taking diabetes or blood pressure medication should use caution while taking turmeric supplements. 

Although this turmeric pineapple smoothie has anti-inflammatory properties, it also can increase the effect of these anti-clotting medications.

How long does it take turmeric to reduce inflammation?

The latest scientific research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food on turmeric supplements concluded the efficacy in reducing the symptoms of joint arthritis.

It can reduce inflammation in eight to 12 weeks of treatment with standardized turmeric extracts can reduce pain due to arthritis, compared with placebo. 

How much turmeric should I take a day for inflammation? How to Take Turmeric?

The Arthritis Foundation suggests 400 to 600 milligrams (mg) of turmeric capsules, three times per day, or half to three grams of the root powder per day for inflammation relief.

Does turmeric really work?

It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. 

However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high. It is around 3%, by weight. For that reason, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take a high-potency natural supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin.

Other Easy Smoothie Recipe for Overall Health:

Juices that Boost Immune System: Smoothie Shots

How to Make Easy Immune Boosting Smoothie?

How to Consume Virgin Coconut Oil Orally Try Coconut Oil Smoothie Keto

What medicines should not be taken with turmeric?

Blood thinning drugs like aspirin.

Drugs that decrease stomach acid. 

Turmeric may hinder with the action of these drugs, increasing the production of stomach acid:

Ranitidine (Zantac)
Famotidine (Pepcid)
Cimetidine (Tagamet)
Lansoprazole (Prevacid)
Esomeprazole (Nexium)

What are the side effects of turmeric? 

Turmeric is safe for most people when consumed in amounts found in food. 

Turmeric usually does not cause deadly side effects. However, turmeric can have mild side effects when taken in large doses. Some people can experience upset stomach, nausea, heartburn, dizziness, or diarrhea. 

In one anecdotal report, a person who took very high amounts of turmeric, over 1500 mg twice daily, experienced a precarious abnormal heart rhythm.

Turmeric may also cause iron deficiency in individuals who are susceptible. 

It should not be consumed by women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, as it could trigger a menstrual period or stimulate the uterus (possibly leading to a miscarriage.

Individuals with gallbladder problems should not take turmeric or curcumin, as it could worsen the symptoms. 

Individuals with blood- clotting disorders should consult a physician before consuming turmeric. 

Those already taking it should discontinue use two weeks before surgery, as it could slow blood clotting and cause bleeding problems during surgery.

When taken with other herbs, it is recommended that a lower dosage be used. It should not be combined with medications that slow blood clotting, such as aspirin and warfarin, as it could cause bruising and excess bleeding


David W. Group. 2015. Encyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2nd Revised Edition. McFarland. ISBN-13: 978-0786441426

Kathy Heshelow. 2017. TURMERIC How to Use It For YOUR Wellness: Overcome Inflammation, Enemy of Your Body (Sublime Wellness Lifestyle Series Book 1). ASIN: B06XPN7Q99.

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