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How to Naturally Get Curcumin in Your Diet

People all over the world have used Turmeric for its healing power over thousands of years. You've probably seen Turmeric supplements and pills in the health section of your local store, but you might be wondering how you can get some of its healing benefits without taking costly, hard-to-swallow pills. The good news is that it's easy!

What Is Curcumin?

CURCUMIN is an active ingredient in Turmeric, which is known for its scientifically proven health benefits. Turmeric is a common golden-yellow spice that is used often in Asian food and serves as the main spice in curry. Turmeric contains different substances, but the curcuminoids have the most health-promoting effects. Both substances have antimicrobial and medicinal properties, and CURCUMIN is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It's a natural remedy for many different conditions.

Why Should You Include More Curcumin in Your Diet?

CURCUMIN has many health benefits, with some users claiming it can even support wound healing. Studies on CURCUMIN have suggested that it may: 

  • Demonstrate strong anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Reduce blood sugars in type 2 diabetes.
  • Have antifungal and antibacterial properties.
  • Reduce osteoporosis risk.
  • Support digestive health.
  • Reduce cholesterol.
  • Promote muscle fatigue recovery.
  • Support brain function.

Turmeric has the potential to help prevent ulcers, Alzheimer's and cancer, and CURCUMIN has even been shown to help relieve arthritis pain as well as NSAID medications. The number of potential benefits of CURCUMIN is very high, and including it in your diet is pretty easy.  

How to Get More Curcumin in Your Diet

All you need is some Turmeric powder, which you can find in most stores, or Turmeric root. Turmeric powder and root can be added to many foods, such as curries, sauces, salad dressings, rice, potatoes and meats. Using black pepper, which contains a component called Piperine, alongside Turmeric is incredibly important, as it boosts your CURCUMIN absorption by up to 2,000%.


Anytime you need to season something, you can use Turmeric! It's not as strong as curry (which contains Turmeric) so you can be generous without fear of overwhelming your dish. Try combining it with butter, salt and other spices and then brushing it on chicken before roasting. You can also try it on macaroni and cheese, in salads or as a dry rub on meats. 

Yellow Rice

Yellow rice is a popular Indonesian dish. This simple recipe uses white rice flavored with Turmeric and a few other spices. Add 1 teaspoon (or more) of Turmeric for each cup of uncooked rice. You can also add salt, ginger, onion, garlic and black pepper.


Add some Turmeric and black pepper to your eggs each morning to get a little extra CURCUMIN. Use at least 1 teaspoon of Turmeric per 2 eggs!

Roasted Vegetables

Toss some Turmeric powder or root with your roasted vegetables or greens for an added health bonus.


You can even add Turmeric to smoothies. You can use ground Turmeric or the root, as the latter is soft and less stringy than other roots like ginger. Smoothies are great for adding other healthy superfoods as well, such as acai, matcha, leafy greens and chia seeds.


Stir Turmeric into soups to add a warm spice to them. Pretty much any soup base can benefit from it! Try it with potato soup, carrot soup, butternut squash soup or even homestyle chicken soup.

Golden Milk

Golden milk, also known as a Turmeric latte, is Turmeric and other spices heated in milk. You can use cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla and ginger, then sweeten it with honey, maple syrup or sugar. 

Turmeric Tea

If you're not much of a latte person, you can also make a simple tea with Turmeric and other spices. Remember to include that black pepper for added piperine to assist with absorbtion of CURCUMIN!

Curcuminoids, like CURCUMIN, have been approved by the FDA at doses as high as 8,000 milligrams a day. However, it is recommended to start at a lower dose and slowly work up, though you certainly don't need to go to the maximum — doses above 500 milligrams of CURCUMIN a day have the possibility of producing mild side effects such as diarrhea, headache and nausea, especially without acclimation. 

Try ZYN Products

Turmeric spice only contains about 2-5% CURCUMIN, so it can be difficult to get a high enough dosage. Every little bit counts, but you can get more CURCUMIN even easier with ZYN. ZYN gives you CURCUMIN and Piperine in a refreshing drink that comes in different flavors.

ZYN was founded by two brothers who were inspired to share the benefits of CURCUMIN with the world. We make our products from simple, clean ingredients, including 200 milligrams of bioavailable CURCUMIN and Piperine from black pepper to increase the benefits. We even fortify our drinks with vitamin C and vitamin D to boost your immune system. 

We are committed to sustainability, and all the CURCUMIN in ZYN is Non-GMO Project Verified. Our drinks have no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors. Try our CURCUMIN-infused drinks and drink mixes today!


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