You have certainly heard of lemon water and of course you know that it is highly recommended to consume it in the morning before breakfast for its detoxifying benefits. But it is also advisable to add turmeric. We highly recommend it. Here’s why.
Turmeric contains in its root a multitude of components: mostly curcuminoids, monoterpenes, carbohydrates, alkaloids and essential oil. It provides the human body far more benefits than it seems. Turmeric is not nicknamed as the spice for long life for nothing. The recipe we’ll give you for the drink is an energy bomb that will provide your body full of vitality, strength and life.
The virtues of turmeric
Turmeric is mainly used in Eastern and Asian cuisines. Turmeric is the ally number one to your health, it helps to keep your youth, prevents diseases associated with age, cardiovascular disease, reduces the risk of cancers including breast cancer, ovarian, prostate, leukemia, colon, stomach, liver, and lungs cancer too. Turmeric helps the body to fight against stress and anxiety, and strengthen the immune system. It also fights against diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
A drink with multiple benefits
The drink we invite you to consume primarily has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It will improve digestion and cleanse the liver of all toxins. Its effects will be more effective because it contains lemon water and turmeric which multiplies the benefits of this elixir of youth by 10.
You can add cinnamon to taste as well as for its anti-inflammatory properties.
Turmeric in this drink regulates the rate of sugar and glucose in the blood.
- Increases the production of bile in the body
- Prevents deposit fats
- Promotes weight loss and detoxifies the body
- Fights against constipation
- Improves liver function
- Fights germs and bacteria
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves digestion
- Combats colds and coughs
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup warm water, almond milk or goat’s milk
- Lemon juice of half a lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon honey
- A pinch of cinnamon (optional)
Heat a little water (almond or goat milk) and add the lemon juice, honey and turmeric. Mix everything. It is recommended for best results to mix the drink constantly while you drink it because turmeric tends to fall to the bottom: it is heavier than water.
You should drink this drink every morning to make the most of its benefits and while it is still hot.
Turmeric is not recommended in case of illness of the gallbladder who is overly stimulated. It should be eaten with caution in combination with certain medications because it may influence their effects.
Turmeric is a powerful blood thinner, so it is not recommended for pregnant women and should be avoided in case of surgery or treatment with anticoagulant substances.
It has, moreover, very warming properties, so it is best not to consume if you are prone to hot flashes.
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