When the temperatures fall, stay warm with turmeric tea. This turmeric tea with ginger may have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. Merriam Webster defines antioxidants as a substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals and a substance that is added to food and other products to prevent harmful chemical reactions in which oxygen is combined with other substances.
Turmeric and ginger are often touted for their therapeutic benefits. According to the Mayo Clinic, both of these naturally growing roots may have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and could offer many other health benefits. You can incorporate ginger and turmeric into meals, beverages, or even take them in a supplement form.
Turmeric is known for reducing chronic joint pain and has long been used as a treatment. Ginger has anti-nausea, digestive, and respiratory benefits in addition to its antioxidant benefits. Please be aware that both spices have blood thinning capabilities and may interfere with medications. Please check with a doctor before trying this recipe.
As the air cools, warm up with this ginger and turmeric tea. It’s delicious, soothing and will make you feel cozy inside with every sip.
GINGER TURMERIC TEA
8 oz boiling water
1 tsp. fresh turmeric root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, grated (1/3 tsp. if using dried)
1 tsp. coconut oil
Honey to taste, optional
Fresh lemon wedge, optional
Combine all ingredients.
Drink daily or as desired.
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