We’ve been discussing foods that boost your mood and foods that support your liver lately so I thought, why not post one of my favorite recipes that does both!? This recipe has sulfur-rich cauliflower, antioxidant turmeric, and healthy fats from coconut oil and ghee. Sulfur is one of the key nutrients for supporting healthy detox, while adequate fat intake is important for brain function. Turmeric contains the bioactive compound, curcumin, an antioxidant that supports both your happy moods and your body’s ability to detox!

The benefits of turmeric:

Turmeric contains the bioactive compound, curcumin, an antioxidant that supports both your happy moods and your body’s ability to detox! There are over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles that confirm the impressive health benefits of turmeric.[1] One of turmeric’s most notable powers is its antiinflammatory properties. Some research shows that turmeric is more effective than aspirin and ibuprofen as an anti-inflammatory (and it doesn’t come with the gut-harming side effects of these two drugs).[2] This is important for you to remember, as inflammation can increase your risk of developing practically every chronic illness that we know of. 

Curcumin is more bio-available when combined with piperine (found in black pepper) or fat. This turmeric cauliflower recipe includes both black pepper and two beneficial fats, ghee and coconut oil, to help your body put this powerful compound to full use. It’s also a pretty quick and easy way to make a beautiful, healthy dish.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 head cauliflower, sliced into “steaks”
  • 1/2 t turmeric
  • 1/2 T melted ghee
  • 1/2 T melted coconut oil
  • 1 T fresh basil or parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss all the ingredients, except the basil/parsley, and then transfer them to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Roast 20-25 minutes, tossing once halfway through baking.
  4. Plate and top with fresh herbs.
  5. Enjoy!

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roasted cauliflower with turmeric

 


References:

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=curcumin

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Nonsteroidal+anti-inflammatory+agents+differ+in+their+ability+to+suppress+NF-kappaB+activation%2C+inhibition+of+expression+of+cyclooxygenase-2+and+cyclin+D1%2C+and+abrogation+of+tumor+cell+proliferation

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