1. Time Consume: 10 min
2. Calories: 83 kcal
3. Servings: 24 balls
12 dried Medjool dates
1 cup old-fashioned gluten-free oats
½ cup almonds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
½ cup shredded coconut
1. Remove the pits from dates and soak them in hot water for several minutes. When the dates are softened, drain them and place in food processor. Save the water.
2. Add the other ingredients to a food processor and blend until mixture turns into a dough-like consistency. Add 1 tablespoon of water in which you have soaked the dates if the mixture is too dry.
5. Note: Keep the energy balls frozen up to 3 months in the freezer.
Turmeric Health Benefits
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric.
It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.
The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial, is that they protect our bodies from free radicals.
Curcumin happens to be a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure.
But curcumin also boosts the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.
There is also the possibility that it could help improve memory and make you smarter.
Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.
The main benefit of curcumin when it comes to heart disease, is improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels.
Studies have shown that curcumin can reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumors), metastasis (spread of cancer), as well as contributing to the death of cancerous cells.
Key feature of Alzheimer's disease is a buildup of protein tangles called Amyloid plaques. Studies show that curcumin can help clear these plaques
Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as prozac (depression drug) in alleviating the symptoms of depression.
For these reasons, curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement