Striking with the Root: Turmeric Curcumin and Ulcerative Colitis

How much turmeric should I eat a day? Is it possible to eat too much?

The health benefits of turmeric’s curcuminoids include antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and even neuroprotective properties. In my Daily Dozen, I recommend at least ¼ teaspoon of turmeric a day. Add a pinch of back pepper to your dish containing turmeric, and boost its bioavailability.

However, if you’re predisposed to form kidney stones, be careful with turmeric intake, as it is high in soluble oxalates that can bind to calcium and form insoluble calcium oxalate, the most common type of kidney stones. Learn more in my video.

Looking for recipes featuring turmeric? Check out our Veggie Mac and Cheese, Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine, and Morning Grain Bowl.

To learn more about turmeric, visit our topic page, which covers a broad range of the latest evidence-based research.


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