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Turmeric | Four Ways You Can Benefit From This Amazing Root

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Turmeric | Four Ways You Can Benefit From This Amazing Root

The turmeric has been used for centuries as both a spice and medicinal herb. But does the golden spice truly hold healing properties or are its benefits traditionally believed? An Anti-inflammatory Root  With its bright yellow-orange color, curcumin (the main active ingredient of turmeric) works as a powerful antioxidant and has strong anti-inflammatory properties.   While short-term inflammation is beneficial to the body as it fights off infection, repairs damages and is part of the body’s healing process, long-term inflammation is a symptom of other health conditions such as arthritis (chronic inflammation of joint tissue), Alzheimer’s (chronic inflammation of nerve...

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Spilling the Raw Cacao Beans

Spilling the Raw Cacao Beans

Small Beans, Big Benefits Are superfoods just hyped-up versions of regular food? We’re here to spill the (raw cacao) beans. Meet the Amazonian Superfood Cacao beans come from the Theobroma cacao tree which literally translates to “food of the gods”. The ancient Mayans so highly valued cacao they considered it sacred and used its beans as currency. But what is raw cacao? While cocoa powder is made from beans that have been roasted and processed at high temperatures, raw cacao powder comes from unroasted cacao beans that have been processed at low temperatures to retain the maximum amount of the...

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