Superfoods: We used to call that food to distinguish it from cardboard i.e. processed food; but in this day and age of hyperbole and attention-whoring we need to add a Super-.
Turmeric: Indian spice, German: Kurkuma; main ingredient Kurkumin (some fat-soluble chemical which is said to be neuroprotective and colon cancer inhibiting. Even by this or that sciency study . You know what they do, count Alzheimer and cancer cases, the sort of thing you do at universities).
Yellow, powdery, basis for all Curry Masalas (=curry spice mixes), very MILD taste.
So. Recommendation: Use liberally with fatty foods. Sprinkle on butter, oils, roasts, curd cheese. If your meal doesn’t contain enough fat, i.e. Yoghurt, just add Sesame Oil to your Yoghurt and Turmeric on top of it. So you actually dissolve the Kurkumin and get to digest it. (YES! Yoghurt with dark Sesame Oil, which has a nutty flavor, is actually delicious!)
Of course turmeric is mostly used in Indian dishes; and Indians, most being vegetarians are the masters of preparing lentil-based recipes. So when cooking a bean or lentil based soup or Dal or Chili Con Carne (or sine carne but with more tomatos and paprica) again, add oils to it 5 minutes before end of cooking, (use a mixture of oils, say, Olive Oil, linseed oil, dark Sesame Oil, and add turmeric, Chili powder and/or Garam Masala (a curry mix heavy on cinnamon I think, very aromatic) and stir thoroughly so again, the turmeric and other fat-soluble spice ingredients become more bio-available.
I’m constantly carrying some turmeric with me. Looks bigger than it is, it’s a 2 inch by 2 inch container that fits in my pocket. Oh ATTENTION. This stuff is REALLY yellowish and will stain your clothes and is impossible to remove with water only. So I put the lid on the container and wrap it in a small plastic bag for safety.
Update Apr 15: Added biohacking to the title because it sounds 21st century-ish.
Update Apr 17: I just found out it contains oxalates which can lead to kidney stones. So don’t overdo it. Remember it’s a spice not a staple food. source
If you’re worried, try flushing your urinary tract once in a while by drinking 3 liters of water in a day. Stay close to a loo when doing that! I once did it after having occasional weird aches in my kidneys when in bed. I think it helped, they went away after the flushing. Oxalates/oxalic acid are not all bad, and not uncommon in plants. They can just cause kidney stones.