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Got Sore Muscles? Try Adding This Spice to Your Diet

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Most commonly consumed as a powdery spice, turmeric has seen a recent spike in popularity but has been used in Indian and other Asian cuisines and natural medicine for centuries. Today, it's often consumed as a natural anti-inflammatory and a dietary supplement for a variety of medical conditions. Comparable to ginger, turmeric tastes warm and peppery. (It has a slight kick, so a little goes a long way.)

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Looking for a natural way to decrease muscle soreness? Try incorporating a small amount (a quarter teaspoon three times a day) into your diet in these ways:

- Stir into hot tea or hot lemon water
- Sprinkle over scrambled eggs
- Mix into rich, creamy soups or stews
- Use as a seasoning for roasted vegetables
- Add flavor to a meat-and-veggie– based stir-fry
- Sprinkle onto chickpeas, toss with olive oil and bake for a crunchy snack

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