I keep on getting so many emails asking me the following questions in some way or another:
1) What time of day should I take turmeric for best results
2) I have 3 choices of turmeric supplements – one has x% curcumin, the other has y% and yet another has z%. Which one is best?
3) How many times a day should I take turmeric and when to stop taking
So I thought that rather than replying to each one individually I write a post highlighting what I fell about this.
My key advice is – let us now taking turmeric a task in our lives (don’t we have so many already?).
Let me explain this in detail and answer the general queries asked to me along the way.
What time of day should I take turmeric?
Well, this question arises when we chose to take supplements over embracing the use of turmeric in our diet.
If you include it in your diet you take turmeric anytime you have food! Isn’t that so simple!
You are taking one of the miracles of nature regularly without bothering about the time, dosage, forgetting to take it sometimes etc.
How awesome solution is that!
I have so many choices of turmeric supplements – which one to choose.
Do we eat apple, banana and spinach after checking the % of vitamins, minerals they have? No, never!
We just know they are good for health and should be included. It is when we take a supplement of vitamins or minerals we have to bother the dosage and concentration.
This again brings me to the same point – let us not make choosing turmeric a task in itself.
There are all kinds of supplements which have different concentrations and additives etc. Why chose a processed one when you have a choice of using a pure one!
Remember a Vitamin C supplement (providing same amount of vitamin) can never beat an orange because orange is a package with many other health promoting nutrients than just Vitamin C.
Of course there are times when you do have to take supplements which is fine. But that is not the case with most of us most of the times. So why with turmeric?
The only thing you need to take care is – you get hold of a good plain simple turmeric powder or raw turmeric and use it regularly.
Again this is just so simple!
Mother Nature has done all that work for us guys, She has put all the right things in proportion for us. We just have to include it in your diet.
How many times should I take turmeric in a day and when to stop?
I have never seen any doctor saying eat apples when you are sick and stop after that. Have you?
We stop eating medication when we get well and not the food which keeps us going and healthy! Again this query is primarily based on turmeric supplement usage.
Opposite to supplement usage, when you take turmeric in your diet, as a spice, the number of times and dosage query is automatically taken care of. How neat is that!
For dosage, please check this article>
One rule to rule them all
So just by keeping one rule in mind we can forget all other rules. This is mother of all rules! The Golden rule for taking turmeric
I will include good quality turmeric in my diet.
Note the 2 light colored words. They are the key words here. You can include raw or powder based on convenience, availability and choice.
So next time you feel there is a confusion, just refer to this one.
So, in the end. Let us not make taking turmeric a task but just make it part of your diet and life!
What do you think? Let us know through comments .. Stay healthy!