Eating healthy and tasty at the same time is not always possible, but today, we reveal a recipe that will make staying healthy a pleasure! It contains two ingredients only, turmeric and Manuka honey.
Turmeric is the most beneficial and science-backed nutritional supplement in the world. Its active ingredient, curcumin, has strong anti-inflammatory properties, so this golden-yellow spice is of great help in the case of arthritis, muscle stiffness, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.
Turmeric -- Benefits and Research
“Its benefits have since been well documented in the medical literature, and curcumin—one of the most well-studied bioactive ingredients in turmeric— has been found to promote health and protect against a wide array of health conditions.
It actually exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity, as well as potent anti-cancer properties that have been intensely studied.”
Moreover, according to a 2009 study published in Alternative Medicine Review:
“Based on early cell culture and animal research, clinical trials indicate curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer.”
On the other hand, researchers have found that the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of raw Manuka honey are incredibly healing:
“Manuka honey displays significant antibacterial effects even when the [enzymatic] hydrogen peroxide activity is blocked. Its mechanism may be related to the low pH level of honey and its high sugar content (high osmolarity) that is enough to hinder the growth of microbes.”
“Manuka honey is produced by bees that tend to flowers of the Manuka plant (Leptospermum scoparium) that grows in New Zealand. Manuka honey is available either raw or processed.
Compared to other types of honey, Manuka honey has been shown to be more potent and health-boosting because of its higher methylglyoxal (MG) concentration. This particular compound helps contribute to Manuka honey’s benefits.”
This amazing honey type has been found to be even more effective than all antibiotics available, and scientists maintain that it treats diabetes, lowers high cholesterol, relieves gastrointestinal problems, fights systemic inflammation, prevents and treats cancer, and soothes eye, ear, and sinus infections.
So, to reap all these benefits of turmeric and Manuka honey, prepare these delicious bombs:
Turmeric Bombs with Raw Manuka Honey
- 1/3 cup ground turmeric
- 3 tablespoons raw Manuka honey
The Fun Part
In a small bowl, mix the turmeric and Manuka honey well, until you get a peanut butter-like mixture. Then, roll it into bite-sized pieces, and place the bombs on a lined baking sheet. Freeze them for a few hours. Then, enjoy!