While new milks always seem to be stocking up lattes, one new ingredient might leave some scratching their heads: turmeric. Sometimes referred to as a "golden milk" latte, the drink is made up of all sorts of ingredients, ranging from milk to sugar, cinnamon to ginger--but always, of all things, turmeric. What gives? And is it a sign of a new food trend? Check out the spice's Instagram hashtag, after all, and you'll find not just a turmeric latte, but a turmeric popsicle. Curious to know more, we reached out to Jonathan Deutsch, professor of culinary arts and food science at Drexel University, for some answers. Is turmeric trendy, and if so, why is that? The world is full of questions we all want answers to, but are either too embarrassed, time-crunched or intimidated to actually ask. With Infrequently Asked Questions, we set out to answer those shared curiosities. Have a question you want answered? Send an email … [Read more...] about Is turmeric the latest food trend?
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: age-related memory loss, alternative medicine, Alzheimer's disease, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, brain function, curcumin, curcuminoids, fermented foods, food cures, food science, functional food, goodfood, goodhealth, long-term memory, memory retention, mental health, natural cures, natural healing, nutrients, nutrition, oxidative stress, superfoods, turmeric, turmeric powder (Natural News) Turmeric is a pretty powerful superfood on its own. As a fermented food product, it gains the power of probiotics as well. A Korean study showed that fermented turmeric can prevent memory loss that stems from oxidative stress and inflammation of key brain cells. Alzheimer’s disease is just one of the many neurodegenerative diseases that come with age. It affects the brain in many ways, one of which is memory loss. The hippocampus and cortex are the parts of the brain that handle learning and memory. They are mostly comprised of glial … [Read more...] about Fermented turmeric prevents memory loss caused by oxidative stress and inflammation
Monday, July 02, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: age-related memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, antiinflammatory, antioxidant, curcumin, curcuminoids, fermented foods, long-term memory, memory loss, memory retention, oxidative stress, superfoods, turmeric, turmeric powder (Natural News) Korean researchers relayed their findings on the neuroprotective properties of fermented turmeric (Curcuma longa L). Using a mouse model, they showed that pre-treatment with fermented C. longa could mitigate memory impairment caused by scopolamine amnesia, as well as protect brain cells from oxidative stress and inflammation. The study was sponsored and conducted by Keimyung University. The findings were published in the scientific journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Powdered C. longa was fermented with Lactobacillus plantarum K154 grown in yeast. This fermented powder was administered to mice orally. The amnesiac scopolamine was injected into pre-treated and untreated mice. The … [Read more...] about Scientists study the neuroprotective effects of fermented Curcuma longa L. (turmeric)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: Antimicrobial, cuttlefish, fish, food quality, food safety, food spoilage, food supply, goodfood, Microbes, preserving fish, S. brevimana, seafood, Sepia brevimana, shelf life, turmeric (Natural News) Turmeric, for the uninitiated, has a lot of health benefits – making it a staple in a lot of dishes and traditional medicine the world over. However, a study published in the open-access journal CyTA – Journal of Food has introduced a novel method of using this already widely used spice. In the study, researchers from Alagappa University in India and the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in Spain have found that adding turmeric extracts to cuttlefish can dramatically lengthen its shelf life, as well as improve its quality. One of the main challenges that the seafood industry has is rapid spoilage – of which the cuttlefish is not exempt. Using the Torry score, … [Read more...] about Nutritionists find that turmeric is a safe and natural way of preserving fish
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: alternative medicine, curcumin, dangerous treatments, diabetes, ginger, goodmedicine, healing, Herbs, natural cures, natural medicine, nutrients, Prediabetes, superfoods, turmeric, Type 2 Diabetes (Natural News) If you’re diabetic, you’ve probably had it hammered into your head already that you need to eat a low-glycemic diet and exercise regularly, but there is one very powerful tool that can help you in this fight that doesn’t get nearly as much attention: turmeric. This root, which comes from the same plant family as ginger, is actually one of the most thoroughly researched anti-diabetic plants, and a new review in the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism adds to the growing body of evidence that its active polyphenol curcumin can make a huge difference in managing and even preventing the illness. The review looked at a variety of studies in cells, animals, and humans, and they all reached the … [Read more...] about Turmeric is an ideal drug alternative for treating Type 2 diabetes – research journal