As anyone who has been at a meal that I have made knows, I love to cook with Turmeric. It is a staple in my kitchen, even if it stains everything yellow. I don't use it only for it's flavoring, although I do love the way it tastes, I use it mostly for it's color and properties. (I like my food to look lively.)
So what are the properties of Turmeric (curcumin) that I am so in love with?
Curcumin is another great natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, it helps so the aging process (love) and it is said to help prevent Alzheimer's. Adding black pepper helps increase the benefits of curcumin but also taking it in pill form or liquid form has the most effective results.
In chinese medicine, curcumin helps blood flow efficiently and
Today is all about cheeks.
Getting your heart rate up within the confines of your 100 meters or less. You can do each exercise for 30 seconds and rest for 10 or do them for a count of 20 and move to the next. Repeat a sequence 3-4x
Face mask recipe with tumeric, great for pre-shabbat pampering:
Wear a towel!
Turmeric and Honey Face Mask:
1 tbsp of turmeric powder
2 tbsp of honey
1 tsp of yogurt/milk/olive oil (to help with dry skin)
Turmeric masks work for acne and psoriasis. It reduces inflammation and facial redness and promotes skin healing. Due to turmeric’s antioxidant properties, it has been used for skin rejuvenation. It helps softening of fine lines and wrinkles, giving the face a more youthful appearance.
Also, it is effective with Rosacea – a chronic skin condition that is characterized by redness, often small pimples and bumps and thick skin.
Honey can treat acne, reduce the appearance of pimple scars, blemishes, and generally improve the skin’s appearance. It too contains powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. As well as antioxidant properties which are important in assisting to reduce acne and blemishes. Antioxidants help to destroy free radicals which can harm the skin. They also protect the skin by not allowing toxins to cause damage.