We all know how good lemon water is for you -but…have you heard of the powerful benefits of turmeric? This is a very powerful anti-inflammatory drink I learned from my sister (it is literally always in her fridge). A delicious anti-inflammatory drink to enjoy all year round!
WHAT IS TUMERIC?
Turmeric is a popular spice that has long been used for its medicinal benefits. The primary active component of turmeric is the spice called curcumin (and what gives it its yellow appearance). Curcumin is a natural anti-oxidant that offer inflammatory properties. Research has shown that curcumin may be beneficial for numerous disease processes such as heart disease, arthritis, depression and may even be helpful in the prevention of various types of cancer. The more anti-inflammatory components we can get into the diet – the better!
WHY ARE LEMONS SO HEALTHY?
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and have long been touted as being effective for ridding toxins from the body. In addition, lemons are rich in vitamin b6, antioxidants, copper, potassium and several other minerals. To the surprise of many, lemons can also help to ward-off indigestion and several gut-related troubles. Lemon also has anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to boil – allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Let beverage cool and then add to pitcher or put in various mason jars and refrigerate.
- 1/2 tsp of powdered turmeric
- 5 slices of freshly sliced ginger
- 1/2 lemon sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup
- 8 cups of water
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