It becomes more and more important to protect our bodies as we age. While getting enough sleep every night and exercising regularly are important, filling your daily diet with anti-aging foods is just as critical — and creating such a regimen doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, adding a few spices every day could make a huge difference. One combo to try? Putting turmeric on your morning plate of eggs.
Turmeric has become increasingly popular over the years for its treasure trove of anti-aging benefits, not to mention its ability to protect against a number of other health issues. It can reduce signs of joint pain and inflammation, aid in weight loss, prevent liver damage and brain disease, and even whiten your teeth. This is in large part thanks to a helpful compound called curcumin, which has long received praise for its anti-inflammatory properties. Even better, turmeric’s warm, earthy flavor can add more depth to so many dishes.
But what makes turmeric on eggs such a powerful combination? Because eggs come jam-packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals like vitamin A, folate, and selenium, including the spice only further expands the number of nutritional benefits you will get from your breakfast. “While adding spices to your eggs doesn’t mean that you will never age, there are certainly spices that you can incorporate to slow down the aging process,” nutritionist Heather Hanks told SheFinds. Not only will your turmeric-on-eggs meal leave you feeling fuller for longer, but it could also help you see less swelling, joint pain, fatigue, and other common symptoms of inflammation.
In general, adding spices to your diet throughout the day maximizes whatever the nutritional benefits of whatever you’re eating, and it doesn’t take much to see a change. This could look like adding cinnamon the next time you slice up an apple for a snack, or including garlic in your meat marinades. Plus, spices make any dish taste even better. Consider adding them a win-win!