What do Lorrie Moore, Bentonite Clay, and organic turmeric have in common? Probably nothing! Except that Tao Lin can’t live without any of them, according to his latest article in @nymag’s @thestrategist, “What Tao Lin Can’t Live Without.”
Also! Congrats to Tao (@mtgjdfjdfgukkhddtyhcffghhvdfyg), his latest book TRIP was a @latimes nonfiction bestseller last week! ——————————————
“Lorrie Moore’s one of the two writers I spent the most time reading — from college until maybe 2013. She writes both novels and short stories, but I spent the most time reading [her short stories]. I would read a few of them repeatedly, probably six to ten times. Besides liking her stories a lot as a reader, I learned from her as a writer, too. Her techniques for concision and how wild she would get with her metaphors really influenced me. And since I spent so much time reading her, when I reread it, I remember things from my life from when I read her the first time.”
Too-meric? Turmeric? However you pronounce it, you know that you’ve been wanting to try this bad boy 🥕
Why is turmeric so good for you? Turmeric has shown to have POWERFUL antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Pairing it with black pepper increases the body’s absorption of this powerful ingredient by 7-to-8-fold! 💪
Stop by the Bodhi this week to try out powerful new delicious, fresh, and all natural concoction 🍹🥕🍍 🍊💪
Afternoon pick me up-> Turmeric matcha latte with homemade almond milk. I love adding turmeric to my food and drinks because it has a powerful anti-inflammatory effects and it’s also a very strong antioxidant 🍵🔆
Sometimes leftovers from last night's dinner makes for the best breakfast! 😋 Just ask @naturallylindsay with this delicious and creative recipe idea using our Turmeric Salt to season her mushrooms....absolutely amazing! 👌
I confess that usually I’m a #lazy#chef and rarely use a #recipe because that takes too long. 😁
Made this #turmeric noodle dish in less than 30 minutes.
Add noodles to vegetable broth and bring to medium boil. While watching those, chop whatever veggies you have in your fridge. I used a bell pepper, shiitake mushrooms, onion, garlic, broccoli, and cauliflower. Then add to your noodles. Add more water as necessary and cover to steam until everything softens.
Then season with toasted sesame oil, sesame seeds, nutritional yeast, turmeric, black pepper, sea salt, and poof!
Something I’ve never tried to do is lose weight; it’s never been something I’ve needed to do or had to struggle with. But currently I’m about 25lbs heavier than the weight at which I’ve felt my best as an adult, 165lbs. No doubt, 190 could feel great, but not in the way I’ve gotten there. No doubt cycling instead of rock climbing contributed, but mostly it’s poor dietary choices. So today I’m starting to lose weight by planning, tracking, and sticking to a diet plan (turns out there’s an app for that). It’s always sounded so lame, but now it feels practical and empowering 😊 #turmeric#eatplants#vegan#definitelyinmy30s#amilameorwhat
🌶 #Spicy Food 🌶
Is anything too spicy for you? 🔥 🌶💥🔥🌶💥🔥🌶💥🔥🌶💥🔥
Check out these benefits: ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ .
1. #WeightLoss : For one, the extra kick of #hotsauce or a chopped #jalapeño can make even the most bland diet food more palatable, causing you to be more likely to stick with your #weightlossplan . In addition, they may jack up your #metabolism . Studies show that in chilies capsaicin, has a thermogenic effect and may cause the body to 🔥 burn bonus #calories for 20 minutes post chow-down.
2. #HeartHealth : Studies show that cultures that eat the most spicy food have much lower incidence of heart attack and stroke. Potential reasons: Chili peppers can reduce the damaging effects of LDL (bad #cholesterol ) and capsaicin may fight inflammation, which has been flagged as a #riskfactor for heart issues.
3. #CancerPrevention : According to the Am. Assoc for Cancer Research, capsaicin has the ability to kill some cancer and leukemic cells. One particular spice, turmeric, found in curry powder and some mustards, may slow the spread of cancer and growth of tumors. "It has the same effects on the body as certain cancer drugs do." ➕ Pair it with black pepper to absorb 2,000 percent more #turmeric . 💥💥 ➖
4. Lower #BloodPressure : Vitamins A and C strengthen the heart muscle walls, and the heat of the pepper increases blood flow throughout your body. All of this equals a stronger cardiovascular system.
5. Fewer Blow-Your-Top Moments: Spicy foods boost production of feel-good hormones, such as #serotonin . So they may help ease depression and stress.
Morning cocktail. Turmeric 'golden paste' with lemon juice & sea salt. Add hot water & top up with cold.
Morning rehydration + electrolytes + curcuminoids. Tastes good too!
I have found a turmeric powder that is extra high in the good stuff. You can see the colour contrast with some packet bought turmeric.
The golden paste has coconut oil & black pepper to improve curcuminoid absorption.
Turmeric is a bright yellow-orange spice commonly used in curries and sauces. It comes from the turmeric root. The spice has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years.
Turmeric tea is one popular form of consuming turmeric. It has a unique but subtle flavor. The tea is also great way to reap the following health benefits of turmeric.
Eases arthritis symptoms
Boost the immune system
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Turmeric Cauliflower Spicy Chicken Bowl 😋
Decided to sorta meal prep this week. 'Sorta' meaning I prepped all the ingredients (i.e. chopped up kale, cooked quinoa...) but haven't packed em into ready meals, which I often prefer.
So I just oven roasted carrots and zucchini in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Oven roasted cauliflower in olive oil, s&p, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and turmeric. Oven roasted chicken with curry powder.
Placed some of that over a bed of kale and quinoa and voila, a quick, simple, flavorful meal 😋😋
^leftovers of which I definitely won't be getting sick of 😻
#turmeric is well known for its #antiinflammatory properties, and many patients use this either as a supplement or food additive to treat chronic arthritic pain. Most people are not aware that there are also #cardiovascular benefits.
#curcumin is the #polyphenol (plant chemical) responsible for the #vibrant yellow color of tumeric. In addition to anti-inflammatory properties, it acts as an #antioxidant and also has #anticancer and blood thinning effects.
From a cardiac perspective, it has been shown to lessen damage to the heart associated with certain forms of #chemotherapy such as adriamycin. It can help to prevent development and progression of plaque buildup in the arteries by lowering #cholesterol , reducing inflammation, and preventing growth of smooth muscles in the blood vessels. There is also evidence that curcumin may minimize damage to heart muscle cells in the setting of a #heartattack *
In a study looking at patients who were given curcuminoid supplement around the time of heart bypass surgery, there was more than a 60% decrease in heart attacks in the postoperative period.
Most studies on curcumin use extracts that are better absorbed than the ground, dried spice or the herb in its whole food form. That being said, absorption of the dried, ground spice is increased significantly when taken with black pepper (many supplements come with this already added), and consuming the whole food form provides unique benefits.
However you enjoy this, be sure to regularly include turmeric as a part of your diet. *