10 Benefits of Turmeric Tea
Suddenly Turmeric has turned into the next fad – the newly found healthy spice. Suddenly, there are so many new turmeric products are now available in the market. Turmeric tea, cookies, cakes, shakes and when I found out that Starbucks now offers “Turmeric Latte”. I was downright tickled 🙂 !!….
For us Indians, we have known this spice from our childhood. Used it every day in our curry’s, veggies, and parathas – nearly everything. Known as ‘Haldi’ – a Hindi name, it has always been a part of our cuisines from ancient times. It is also a very important part of Ayurveda – which is a nature-based medicinal system in itself. But the point to be noted here is that in East Asia & India – we do not only rely on Turmeric. There are so many masalas used, with its own unique medicinally benefits. Makes one wonder how our ancient civilizations knew all the advantages: which is now coming out as the new fad. When every masala is used in moderation – we get those exotic flavors combined with great health.
For nearly a decade, every day in the morning, the first thing after waking up – I have been drinking warm water with a pinch of this golden spice. I can’t scientifically say this has helped me – but it’s the only regime I have followed and my skin has remained good and clear without any break-outs.
Tea is a drink that many of us have day in and day- out. A tea with a twist – once a day might add the extra missing genie value to your life. There have been tons of research findings out there on curcumin (an ingredient found in Turmeric) and its benefits. In a listicle order – some of those benefits are:
- It’s the best remedy for keeping cold and flu away. Consume this during those particularly troubling seasons. When our kids get tempted to imitate us and ask for tea – give them this version J.
- Improves memory.
- And the most important it helps in settling tummies – good for upset stomach. Improves digestion.
- Its antioxidant properties make your skin glow.
- Its anti-inflammatory helps in inflammatory health conditions especially for joint pain and arthritis relief.
- It has Anti-tumor, anti-cancer properties
- Delays onset of diabetes
- Detoxify your liver
- It benefits those afflicted with Alzheimer’s
- Curcumin – controls/suppress the growth of fat and aids weight loss
I believe, a pinch every day keeps our internal systems in order and helps you live longer. Here’s the recipe to make a cuppa:
Nutritional Value: 6 Calories / Serving Fat 1 cal Carbs 4 cal Protein 1 cal
You will need
- 2 Cup Water
- 1 Tsp Turmeric paste or powder Freshly grated turmeric root works the best for taste
- A Pinch Pepper powder freshly pounded
- ¼ Tsp Coconut Fat
- Honey – if you like it sweet
- Lemon – if you want a tang
- Cinnamon – if you want an added dimension of benefits Wait for my next post
Process: Keep it simple (Turmeric Tea)
Heat water, put turmeric (and other spices if you want) and bring it to boil. Once it is boiled, switch it off, strain and add the honey or lemon as per your taste and enjoy it.
Have it daily – replace it one or more of your tea routine daily and please be patient. Results should show over a consistent use…..
- Adding Pepper increases the absorption rate by 2000 times and also gives flavour to the tea.
- Do not over boil it, it should not simmer more than a minute or two.
Remember, when you take care of what goes into our body – you take control over your health !…
Be fit, be healthy….. be in peace.
Author: Margaret KM
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