Slow Aging with Natural Remedies

Taking advantage of natural remedies to slow aging is one of many secrets to vitality and longevity.

Foods can help slow aging and

Spaghetti squash with a sprig of mint. Foods that are alive and vibrant slow aging.

Such a versatile vegetable

be either healthy and medicinal or unhealthy and poisonous. Before I continue, you should know that this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on or purchase one of the product links I’ll receive some compensation that will support my addiction to all things coffee.

Make healthy swaps to feel better and more energetic. Such as:

  • A baked potato is good, but a baked sweet potato is better.
  • sour cream is good, but greek yogurt is better.
  • spaghetti is good, but spaghetti squash is so much better!
Substitutions like these are easy to make and easy on your wallet.  When I make better food choices,  my cravings are greatly reduced since I’m getting the nutrition that satisfies body, soul, and mind

The spice of life

bowls of spices turmeric, star anise and cinnamon sticks when used in healthy recipes significantly slows aging.

Turmeric can be used in sweet or savory dishes.

Turmeric is an incredible spice, that nearly cures whatever ails you.
This spice is my number one choice for reducing my pain and inflammation. I use it in my coffee almost every morning with cinnamon and black pepper (a dash of black pepper enhances the effectiveness of turmeric by 2000%) along with my cream and sweetener.
Brewing coffee

Coffee keeps me movin’

The blend of Cinnamon and Turmeric is delightful. I had to take this picture for this post, so I indulged in this very cup of coffee that you see here.? The perfect way to “perk up” before my little darlings get home from school.  Research that has been done on Turmeric reveals some incredible findings which include certain conditions turmeric helps:

  • prevent cancer
  • depression
  • longevity
  • cancer patients better tolerate chemotherapy
  •  prevents dementia
  •  protects the heart
  •  balance blood sugar

Fall flavor and healthy food

Here’s a recipe that will give you just what you need to reduce inflammation and slow aging.  You can find Tumeric at your preferred grocery store in the aisle where you find spices.
Sweet Potato Hash

1 lb ground turkey,  browned
2 large sweet potatoes diced (softened in the microwave for a few minutes makes them easier to chop)
1 sweet onion diced
2 medium apple’s diced
1/4  C brown sugar (or sugar substitute of your choice)
1 and 1/2 Tbs. of chili powder
1 tsp. Tumeric
2 tbs. minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Dice sweet potatoes, onions and apples.
Next,  brown ground turkey.
Then mix the last  5 ingredients together in a small bowl. You’ll use these to season the dish as you go.
Finally, add sweet potatoes, onion, and apple to the ground turkey, continuing to use the seasoning as before. When vegetables are tender and all ingredients are well caramelized, serve hot.
 We enjoy corn on the cob and fresh green beans with this dish.

Cooking tips:
  • I  plunge the sweet potatoes and apples after chopping them into a bowl of cold water with a splash of lemon juice to keep them fresh while I’m browning the ground turkey.
  • If you find ground turkey to be dry, a splash of olive oil will add in healthy fat and moisture.
  • Also,  if you substitute sweetener for brown sugar,  make sure to follow package directions for cooking with a sugar substitute.

Consult your family physician

Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure this spice is safe for you to use.  I am not a doctor and am only saying that Turmeric has helped me and maybe with the help and advice of your physician it could be something you could try for the sake of good health.
I’m Karen with Embracing Aging

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