Monday, May 27, 2019

Turmeric tea recipe for weight loss, detox and immunity

Turmeric is one of my favorite spices in the kitchen. It is incredibly versatile in the kitchen. It has a rich history as a medicinal food all over the globe, especially Indian sub-continent. Most commonly, turmeric is available in the powered form. However, rarely, it is also sold in whole root form in some farmers markets.

Turmeric root (to the left) & turmeric powder (to the right)

All of the benefits from turmeric tea come from the active compound called "circumin". Studies have shown that circumin has several benefits like:
  • Boosting Immune System
  • Weight Loss
  • Digestive discomfort
  • Managing Diabetes
  • Preventing Cancer
  • Preventing gall stones and liver damage. 
Here, I will discuss a recipe that specifically aids in weight loss and detoxification. This tea should be taken first thing in the morning, empty stomach.

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • pinch of black pepper
  • half slice lemon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • Boil four cups of water.
  • When the water starts to boil, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Now, reduce the flame to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes (It is very important to simmer the turmeric powder to extract circumin from it) .
  • Strain the tea through a strainer into the cup.
  • Add a pinch of black pepper. Black pepper has been proven to increase the absorption of circumin in the body.
  • Squeeze few drops of lemon. When taken empty stomach, lemon neutralists the pH of body and promotes detoxification.
  • You may add honey to taste.
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