In the new year, it’s time to get hip to a little “herbaceous perennial plant.” Not that one! That’s a “flowering plant” by the way. Get your mind out of the gutter. This is not an illegal substance in any way. In fact as a member of the ginger family, this herb can change your life if you use it in certain ways. What’s this awesome substance? Turmeric. It’s been used for thousands of years all over the world especially in Asian culture for medicinal purposes. When consuming turmeric daily, keep in mind that it might have some side effects. Here are 15 awesome, life changing uses of turmeric.
15: Use Turmeric When You Barbecue
Kansas State University did a study that found out that when you use the spice in your barbecue cooking, it can actually reduce the amounts of carcinogenic compounds (HCAs) that get created when meat is charred. That’s a fantastic discovery to pay close attention to, especially if you make food on your grill often. Mix a tablespoon of turmeric into your sauce and slather the meat with it while it cooks. Or you can marinate your meat in a turmeric based mixture before you even grill it.