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SHOULD YOU INCLUDE TURMERIC WATER IN YOUR DIET? ANSWER IS HERE.

SHOULD YOU INCLUDE TURMERIC WATER IN YOUR DIET? ANSWER IS HERE.

By Deepanki Devi  on: 09 November 2017
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Turmeric is a wonder herb, and it has many health benefits. Turmeric is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes, imparting a mustard-like, earthy aroma and pungent flavour to foods. It is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

REASONS TO INCLUDE TURMERIC WATER IN YOUR DIET:

  • Turmeric water acts as an antioxidant rich drink with anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of curcumin.
  • Curcumin in turmeric water helps to reduce the aging process and prevent premature aging due to the actions of free radicals.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it can help relieve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and osteoarthritis.
  • Another  health benefit of drinking turmeric water is that it improves digestion by enhancing your body’s ability to produce bile, which is crucial to a healthy digestive system. It is also known to reduce symptoms of bloating and gas.
  • Turmeric contains antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties that helps to protect the body from various infections by boosting the immune system.
  • Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone  Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor(BDNF), which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain. Many common brain disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, depression etc have been linked to decreased levels of this hormone.
  • It helps lower cholesterol and prevent atherosclerosis.
  • Turmeric helps in regulating women reproductive system and also in purifying breast milk and uterus.

CONTRAINDICATION

  • Turmeric water or any other turmeric supplements should be avoided in Pregnancy as it may stimulate the uterus or promote menstruation leading to miscarriage.
  • It should also be avoided in Gastroesophageal reflex disease(GERD).

QUICK RECIPE

Ingredients

  1. 1½ cups hot water
  2. ½ tsp up to 1 tsp dried turmeric powder (work your way up!) or 1 inch fresh turmeric root, peeled and chopped
  3. ½ tsp cardamom seeds
  4. ½ tsp whole cloves or ¼ tsp ground
  5. pinch of black pepper (optional)
  6. 1 Tbsp Ghee or Coconut Oil
  7. 1 Tbsp honey, or to taste

Blender Method

  1. Place all ingredients in your high speed venting blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour through a fine mesh sieve and enjoy.

Stove Top Method

  1. Place water, turmeric, cardamon seeds, cloves, cayenne and goji berries into a pot and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain out liquid and allow it to cool, then blend with hemp seeds, ghee and honey. You may choose to put this back on the stove to heat to desired sipping temperature.

 


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