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Turmeric Tonic


Your body will THANK you for ingesting this anti-inflammatory, powerhouse of a tonic!

Turmeric is an acquired taste (in my humble opinion!). Therefore, turmeric-based beverages, including this one, may not be for everyone! Regardless, the health-related benefits just cannot be denied, and when enjoyed in a liquified form, the goodness is rapidly and easily absorbed by the body.

With strategic ingredient-combining and a touch of sweetness, you can arrive at a pleasing blend that your body is hungry for!

What I love about this beverage is that it is so quick-and-easy to make! If you have a blender, you're set! Here we go!

Turmeric Tonic

Yield: 1 tall glass (1 large serving, or 2 smaller servings)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups filtered water

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 knob ginger (about 1-inch long) (alter, as needed, depending on spice preference!)

  • 1 tbsp. raw, unpasteurized honey

  • 2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • Sprinkling of freshly-ground pepper

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass, or two, and enjoy!

Nutritional Benefits of the Key Ingredients

Lemon[i]:

  • Cleanses the liver and the bloodstream

  • Supports digestion

  • Boosts Immune System function

  • Supports the lowering of blood cholesterol levels and blood pressure

  • Alkalizing for the body, once metabolized

  • Be sure to seek out firm and heavy lemons possessing a rich and vibrant yellow colour, with a smooth and slightly glossy outer surface

Ginger[ii]:

  • One of the most widely available and utilized medicinal herbs

  • Its compound, Gingerol, contributes to the reduction of inflammation

  • Supports the lowering of blood pressure and cholesterol

  • Contributes to optimal circulation

  • Helps relieve nausea, upset stomach and indigestion

  • Helps kill of bacteria associated with acute illness

Raw, Unpasteurized Honey[iii]:

  • Isn’t processed or cooked in preparation for sale, so retains all of its naturally-occurring vitamins and minerals (in the proportions Mother Nature intended)!

  • Possesses anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties.

Turmeric[iv]:

  • Is considered to be a full-body tonic

  • Its active constituent, curcumin, is a potent antioxidant

  • Soothes inflammation and supports the reduction of histamine levels in the body; histamine is a bodily chemical releases as part of the body’s immune response

Black Pepper[v]:

  • Its bioactive compound, piperine, may boost the body's ability to absorb curcumin

ENDNOTES

[i] Balch, P. A. (2003) Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Avery.

[ii] Balch, P. A. (2003) Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Avery.

[iii] Balch, P. A. (2003) Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Avery.

[iv] Balch, P. A. (2003) Prescription for Dietary Wellness, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Avery.

[v] Goodson, A. (2018, July 4) Why Turmeric and Black Pepper is a Powerful Combination. Retrieved December 22, 2018 from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/turmeric-and-black-pepper

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