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23 Super Healthy And Amazing Turmeric Recipes You Should Try

23 Super Healthy And Amazing Turmeric Recipes You Should Try

Turmeric recipes are not only delicious they are good for you too. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and has shown promise as an anti-carcinogenic. Other benefits include, weight management and even in helping fight psoriasis. Researchers recently declared that turmeric is as effective as fourteen pharmaceuticals.

1. Indian-Spiced Stuffed Eggplant

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    This delicious dish may be either served on the side or as the main dish.

    2. Golden Turmeric Latkes With Applesauce

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      These potato pancakes are served with a spicy applesauce on the side.

      3. Quick Chicken Tikka Masala

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        This dish usually has to marinate over night. This recipe has been converted to skip this step. Serve this delightful dish over wild rice or egg noodles.

        4. Moroccan Skirt Steak With Roasted Pepper Couscous

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          This dish pairs nicely with some fresh greens, such as turnip or mustard greens, on the side. Serve over white or brown rice or couscous.

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          5. Indian Mango Dal

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            This great Indian recipe is served perfectly over white or brown rice.

            6. Broccoli, Beef, & Potato Hot Dish

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              Hash browns along with roasted broccoli are what make this dish exciting and great. Even if you choose not to roast the broccoli, this is still a great choice.

              7. Tandoori Tofu

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                Get the grill going for this recipe. The whole family is sure to love this one. Enjoy the grilled tandoori along with grilled vegetables.

                8. Jamaican Beef Patties

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                  These spicy beef patties offer a taste of the islands. The recipe suggests doubling the recipe and freezing half.

                  9. Fresh Herb & Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

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                    Add seafood, such as shrimp, for added protein to this delicious dish. Or serve as a side dish. Either way this recipe is great anytime of the year.

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                    10. Fish Couscous With Onion T’faya

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                      Halibut is the recommended fish to go with this sweet and spicy sauce. Slivered almonds also add a power-house of protein.

                      11. Moroccan Vegetable Soup

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                        A healthy and hearty soup for a cool autumn or winter day. The combination of spicy flavors gives this soup a real punch.

                        12. Wok Seared Chicken & Vegetables

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                          This delicious and colorful meal is easily prepared in mere minutes. The recipe recommends cutting up the vegetables before cooking.

                          13. Moroccan-Flavored Ragu

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                            This wonderful dish is best served over brown or white rice.

                            14. Jeweled Golden Rice

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                              This dish offers the natural power-house of nuts for added protein. This dish may be served as a stand-alone or as a side dish.

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                              15. Shrimp With Mango & Basil

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                                This delicious dish is tangy and sweet. Mango adds the sweetness while the many spices provide great flavor.

                                16. Indian Spice Rub

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                                  Use this spicy little rub on steak, chicken, seafood, or tofu. Leave on overnight for an extra spicy punch.

                                  17. Greek Lemon Rice Soup

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                                    The creaminess of this soup is from the added tofu. Tofu replace eggs to add a kick of protein.

                                    18. Rice Pilaf With Lime & Cashews

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                                      A delicious side dish to any meal. Either white rice or the more nutritional brown rice may be used.

                                       19. Ginger, Split Pea, & Vegetable Curry

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                                        Use vegetables of your choice for this curry.

                                        20. Basmati Rice & Curry Casserole

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                                          This casserole is chock full of nutritional value. Nuts, raisins, or cranberry raisins can be added to increase the health value.

                                          21. Sunshine Smoothie With Coconut, Clementine, And Turmeric

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                                            Start your day off right or after a work out with this very simple blend. The recipe is banana free.

                                            22. Golden Milk

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                                              This drink is served warm and has been credited with many healing benefits. It is better to drink this in the evening, in order to get a great night’s sleep.

                                              23. Sprouted Lintel Veggie Burgers

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                                                Exceedingly high in protein. There are also instructions as to how to sprout the lentils yourself.

                                                 

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                                                Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                                                10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                                                There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                                                One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                                                In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                                                Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                                                1. Cat Camel Stretch

                                                Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                                                Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                                                Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                                                Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                                                2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                                                This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                                                Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                                                The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                                                Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                                                Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                                                3. Jumping Jacks

                                                Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                                                Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                                                4. Abductor Side Lifts

                                                Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                                                Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                                                5. Balancing Table Pose

                                                This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                                                Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                                                  6. Leg Squats

                                                  Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                                                  Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                                                  The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                                                  7. Push Ups

                                                  You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                                                  An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                                                  Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                                                  This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                                                  8. Bicycle Crunches

                                                  There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                                                  Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                                                  9. Lunges

                                                  Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                                                  Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                                                  This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                                                  10. Bicep Curls

                                                  You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                                                  Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                                                  Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                                                  Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                                                  Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                                                  These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                                                  You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                                                  Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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