Did you know that making your own dressings at home is super easy?
This Turmeric and Ginger Anti-Inflammatory Dressing is a great introduction to the world of salad dressings. Everything gets added into a jar, you pop the lid on, give it a good shake and voila you have yourself a delicious dressing!
Store bought dressing often has added or hidden ingredients that aren’t good for us. Such as refined foods, sugars, to much salt and preservatives.
Our gut healing turmeric and ginger anti-inflammatory dressing are loaded with healing properties that soothe the digestive system. Ingredients such as turmeric, fresh ginger, lemons and even a splash of omega-rich hemp seed oil.
Facts about Hemp Seed Oil
This oil has been extracted from hemp seeds, therefore, hemp seed oil contains little to no THC or CBD and is instead extracted for its healthy fatty acid profile.
- Hemp Seed Oil is Great to Reduce Inflammation – It contains a variety of plant sterols and alcohols. These compounds have been shown to reduce inflammation – a common factor in many different diseases. This makes it helpful in lessening the impact of inflammation on oxidative stress, reducing the risk of organ damage and dysfunction. Oxidative stress and inflammation contribute to many different diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, and atherosclerosis.
- Hemp Seed Oil is Rich in Healthy Fats – Studies have shown that your immune system depends on the balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids to thrive. Hemp seeds are a good source of polyunsaturated and essential fatty acids. They have about a 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, this is considered to be in the optimal range. Studies have shown that giving hemp seed oil to people suffer from eczema may improve blood levels of essential fatty acids.
Facts about Ginger
Ginger Promotes Proper Digestion – One of the most powerful ginger benefits is its ability to support digestive health and prevent problems like Dyspepsia or chronic indigestion which is characterized by recurrent pain, heartburn, fullness and discomfort in the upper part of the stomach. It is believed that delayed emptying of the stomach is a major driver of indigestion.
Interestingly, ginger has been shown to speed up the emptying of the stomach in people with this condition. After eating soup, ginger reduced the time it took for the stomach to empty from 16 to 12 minutes. In a study of 24 healthy individuals, 1.2 grams of ginger powder before a meal accelerated emptying of the stomach by 50%.
What About Turmeric?
Turmeric has a unique chemical composition of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals which provide our bodies with:
- Promotion of immunity
- Protection against illness and disease
- Prevention of the development of serious illness and disease Destruction of chronic disease cells within the brain and body
Turmeric and Digestion
With turmeric’s rich assortment of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. It can deliver the precise nutrition the digestive system needs to support enzymatic reactions, acid production, muscle movement, and optimal nutrient absorption.
- The Intestines: Curcumin found in turmeric supports digestion by relaxing the smooth muscles on the walls and gently pushing food through the intestines. It also helps to prevent gas and bloating as food is being digested.
- The Colon: A healthy colon is essential for efficient gut function, as well as the promotion and growth of friendly gut bacteria. Curcumin aids the balance between your gut flora and the immune response by encouraging the glands on the surface to regenerate and heal when pathogenic bacteria or leaky gut is present.
- The Stomach: Turmeric also helps the stomach lining in many ways. It inhibits the enzymes that compromise stomach health and boosts the secretion of stomach mucous. This mucous is the primary defence against damage from gastric acid.
- The Liver: Turmeric helps to increase cholesterol elimination by boosting the production of bile. When you combine turmeric with fiber-rich foods (like adding fresh greens to this dressing recipe), your liver is more efficient at cleansing cholesterol by trapping it and moving it directly to the colon for elimination.
We hope you enjoy this deliciously refreshing dressing, as well as the healing properties your gut will get from it.Print
Juice from 2 large organic lemons
1” fresh ginger, skin removed
1 garlic clove
2 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Himalayan salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until combined. Adjust seasoning as necessary.
- Pour over your favorite salad/mustard greens, protein, or roasted vegetables.