This article has been republished with permission from our friends at bestherbalhealth.com.
Lemon water has been all the craze but have you ever added a pinch of turmeric to it?
If you mix turmeric and lukewarm lemon water you will get a powerful healing beverage. This is the perfect morning elixir to get you going for your busy day. There are many benefits of starting the day with a glass of lukewarm lemon water spiced up with turmeric.
Science greatly supports the use of turmeric, and this spice is as old as the human culture, meaning that people have long used it to improve their health.
Turmeric has had enough power to oppose drug-based medical aspects. It has less side effects than synthetic medications, and the number of health benefits is amazingly high, which demonstrates its positive effect on more than 160 different health conditions.
Turmeric can improve any health condition resistant to conventional treatments, and it can cure more health conditions at the same time, but that is not all. There are over six hundred other health conditions which could be possibly prevented and treated with turmeric.
Turmeric is commonly found in Indian cuisine, but if you do not eat Indian food every day, how can you include this wonderful spice in your diet? Simple! Spice up your lukewarm lemon water. To increase its beneficial effect add a pinch of cinnamon, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can regulate blood sugar levels (which means you will eat less and feel more satisfied).
Morning Elixir – Lukewarm Lemon Water And Turmeric
Thanks to the lukewarm water your digestive tract will be protected and because it contains lemon your liver will be purified. But adding a dash of turmeric makes this drink 10 times healthier and more beneficial for your body.
There are many of benefits to drinking turmeric. Here are a few (via postivemed.com):
Turmeric helps the body to properly process ingested sugars, so it can prevent the high blood sugar spikes associated with diabetes.
Turmeric increases bile flow, which helps the body to break down dietary fat as soon as it is consumed
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related degenerative brain disorders.
Turmeric has been shown to boost liver function, allowing the body to break down environmental and dietary toxins.
Turmeric encourages the gallbladder to produce bile and other components that aid the body in digestive food properly.
This lukewarm lemon water with turmeric will help detoxify your body and will help you to lose weight. In addition, it has antimicrobial properties, prevents coughs and common cold, strengthens the immune system, boosts your body with energy, improves digestion, treats chronic constipation among other things.
Lukewarm Lemon Water And Turmeric Recipe
1 cup of lukewarm (not hot) a water; you can use a cup of warm milk if desired (almond, soy or regular cow’s milk)
1/4 tsp turmeric
lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
a pinch of cinnamon, optional
1/8 tsp honey
After you heat the water, add turmeric, lemon juice and honey.
Stir well. The turmeric will settle on the bottom of the cup, so keep stirring while you drink this elixir and you will use all the benefits of turmeric. Make sure you drink it while it is still warm.
Turmeric is really cheap. It will give your lemon water a mild flavor, and effectively act on every system in your body. Adding this powerful spice to your diet is one of the best things you can do for your health.