What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

GC

 

Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric 

 

Get Cash Back!

I love, like love to shop online. I prefer it than going into the actual store which for me sometimes I find to be a big hassle.

When I discovered EBATES and found out they had so many coupon codes in addition to a cash- back rewards programme. How amazing is it that you can shop and get cash back at no cost to you?

So, I guess by now you’re wondering how do you sign up for Ebates? All you need is your email address and as a welcome gift you will be given a choice to pick a gift card that’s worth $10. Once you have completed a purchase of  $25 USD or more your gift card will be sent to you.

It’s a great way to have a little savings also. You can allow “the wallet” to build-up and then request a cheque whenever you’re ready! You also have the option of receiving your payment in your PayPal account – however in order to receive it via PayPal, the email address you sign up on Ebates should be the same as your PayPal email address.

Once you log on to EBATES , you’ll have a variety of places you can shop from online. I like to click on “All Stores” to see the list of all the stores I can shop from and all the coupons that are available for each store.

When signed in, you can click on a link to an online shopping mall directly, or you can install an Ebates Cash Back Button on your browser (I have it installed on my Safari browser, which works out more convenient for me).

After you complete your shopping, your points will be automatically added to your account, typically within a day.

I never shop online without my EBATES , what are you waiting for?!

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Have you tried Ebates.com? Let me know what you think! Leave your comments below, I would love to hear from you 🙂

lots of love,

GC