As a pre-workout drink, my Ayurvedic physician (like Deepak Chopra, natural medicine from India) recommends that I drink a glass of milk with sugar and turmeric. The turmeric causes the sugar to be processed more slowly in the liver, and therefore gives a sustained release of energy throughout the workout. It also reduces inflamation, preventing injury from the workout.
It’s also good for energy any time of the day, and prevents insulin spikes.
Turmeric stains almost anything it touches (although, for some reason, not your teeth.) If you get a stain from it, soak it in vinegar, rinse and wash normally.
Also, you should try to get organic turmeric. If you want to know why, just hold up a bag of normal turmeric next to organic turmeric. The organic is more orangey, while the normal stuff is pale yellow. It’s much stronger, and has higher curcumin levels.