According to many studies, turmeric and turmeric water have wide anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, while lemon water detoxifies the body and boosts the digestive system in the morning. Adding a pinch of turmeric in a glass of lemon water will give the flavor a kick, but also adds numerous health benefits.
Turmeric has amazing health benefits thanks to its active ingredient curcumin which is a powerful antioxidant.
Warm turmeric water with lemon
- ¼ – ½ a teaspoon of turmeric
- Half a lemon
- Warm water
- Lemon (optional)
Squeeze half a lemon into a mug, then add the turmeric and warm water and stir well. Add honey to taste. Keep the teaspoon in the mug as the turmeric will fall to the bottom and needs to be stirred continuously.
Here are some reasons why you should start drinking warm turmeric water today:
- Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Chronic inflammation can be very dangerous to your body, and as curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it can reduce it just as well, if not better than most conventional anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Lowers the risk of heart disease
According to studies curcumin can prevent plaque buildup in the arteries which often results in heart attack and stroke. One study which examined 121 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery were given either placebos or 4 gr. of curcumin daily, a couple of days before and after a surgery. The results showed that the curcumin group had a 65% lower risk of heart attach than the placebo group.
- Relieves arthritis
The antioxidant properties of turmeric can eliminate free radicals in the body, and studies have shown that people suffering from arthritis can benefit from regular turmeric intake.
- Turmeric is a powerful anti-cancer agent
Curcumin can help cancer patients as it inhibits proliferation and the survival of almost all types of cancer cells.
- Controls diabetes
Turmeric can reduce insulin resistance and help prevent type 2 diabetes. Combined with other drugs, however, it may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels), so it’s best to consult a doctor before consuming turmeric capsules.