Tumeric tea you say?
Yes! This is so incredibly good for you. Tumeric is anti inflammatory which can reduce arthritis pain and can help prevent/treat cancer as well as boost your immune system. The list just keeps going fron there.
What exactly is tumeric? It’s a plant belonging to the ginger family and the roots of tumeric are what is used for cooking and consuming. Curcumin is what gives tumeric it’s vibrant color and contains a majority of the health benefits found in tumeric. However, only a small fraction of Curcumin is absorbed in your body. So you may want to take tumeric supplements to obtain a stronger effect. Black pepper, if used with tumeric, aids in dramatically increasing the absorption of curcumin into your body.
Let’s get to sipping shall we?
What you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups of water
- 1 tbsp of ground tumeric/or 1 inch of finely grated tumeric root
- 1/2 tsp of black pepper
- 1 tsp of ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1 tbsp of agave nectar or pure maple syrup.
Place spices and sweetener in a mug and boil the water. Once the water is boiled, pour it into the mug with spices and mix well.
(You can easily double, triple, etc. the recipe for more servings.)
Sit, sip, and relax.
This tea has a cozy feel to it and it’s perfect for when the weather starts to get chilly. Usually I make myself a cup when I’m feeling a cold coming my way. Best to treat it before it gets worse.
It’s not so hard to take care of our bodies. This is simple to make and very effective. Stay healthy people!
xoxo Juliana Marie