Today I was ready for a little detox and so I made a variation of my favorite Lemon Ginger Detox Tea. The ingredients pack a powerful punch and act as an anti-inflammatory, anti-infective, antioxidant, lymph system cleanser and more.
I’ve already talked about how amazing Lemon Water is on its own but just look at the added benefits you get when adding ginger, turmeric, and cayenne!
- 2 inch knob of ginger
- 2-3 inch piece of turmeric root or substitute 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1-2 dashes of cayenne (or you could juice 1/2 a habanero or jalapeño pepper)
- 4 lemons (3 for juicing and 1 for slicing as a garnish)
- 3 droppers vanilla stevia
- 2 quarts water
Why drink turmeric ginger tea- check out the benefits of turmeric:
Turmeric is one of those spices that is a must for your kitchen cabinet. It is jam packed with health benefits and used medicinally inside and outside the body. Although there are 50 different reasons as to why turmeric is good for you, this is a list of the top 5 reasons as to why turmeric is a lot better for you than you may have thought.
Turmeric happens to be one of the world’s most natural potent anti-inflammatories. So, for those who suffer from arthritis or other pains of inflammation, turmeric has been found to reduce symptoms and suffering drastically.
2. Prevents Cancers
The antioxidant properties of turmeric aids in protecting the cells from free radicals that pollute our bodies and attack our DNA causing certain cancers.
3. Helps Indigestion & Weight Loss
Turmeric reduces symptoms of gas and bloating that are caused by indigestion. Known for producing bile, which helps with digestion by breaking down fat, doctors also believe that it would control weight.
4. Fights Cold & Flu
This spice is great to take for the fight against the cold & flu. Studies have shown that it reduces the severity infections whether bacterial or viral.
5. Helps with Diabetes
Turmeric can assist with blood sugar levels. For those who suffer from diabetes or other illnesses that require a lower blood sugar level, adding turmeric to their diet will help by lowering it. With that being said, be careful in combining medications that will do that for you already if adding turmeric to your diet. Having your blood sugar level too low could pose as a danger.