Turmeric tea

It is that time of year again where there is a deep chill in the air and a warm beverage is like discovering a cup of gold. I have just the drink to recommend-turmeric tea. Turmeric tea is not only a comforting and heart-warming choice, it also has several health benefits which make it good for your overall health as well.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp fresh grated or ground turmeric
  • 1 medium sized lemon squeezed
  • 1-2 tbsp unpasterized raw honey
  • 1-2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper or cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

In a saucepan, bring water to boil. Add the fresh grated or ground turmeric and ginger, reduce heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes with the lid covered. Strain the tea and add the honey and lemon to desired taste. Then add the coconut oil and/or pepper to increase turmeric absorption.

Health benefits:

  • Improves digestion – relieves gastric discomfort, nausea and intestinal gas
  • Reduces inflammation – improves muscle and arthritic joint pain
  • Supports the heart – reduces high blood pressure and improves the health of arteries and circulation
  • Supports the liver the body’s natural detoxification process
  • Provides antioxidant benefits- reduces the risk of illness and disease

Happy tea drinking!

 

Cynthia Zakariasen, Wellness Advisor


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