Get a jump-start on your health, energy, and metabolism by incorporating a cleansing tea into your daily routine.
The true success when it comes to foods and drinks, is moderation, not deprivation. By simply adding more healthy foods and beverages into your daily diet every day, eventually the good will outweigh the bad.
This detox tea recipe will help your body get rid of damaging acids and inflammation on a regular basis. The tea is easy to make, can be used daily, and what you don’t drink can be stored in your fridge and used as a healthy iced tea.
Turmeric is a curry spice that is often used in Indian cuisine. Many are not aware that it has a long history of being used for its medicinal purposes, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic herb. Its benefits have since been well documented in the medical literature.
Curcumin—one of the most important components in turmeric— has been found to promote health and protect against a wide array of health conditions such as chronic inflammation, liver disease, skin problems (i.e. acne, psoriasis, eczema), digestive issues, joint and muscle pain, and immune support to name a few.
Ginger has long been known for the relief of stomach ailments such as motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, nausea, and vomiting.
A serving of lemon contains 51% of your daily vitamin C needs as well as other vitamins and minerals. Lemons have been found to help combat stroke, cancer, and asthma. They also help with maintaining a healthy complexion, increasing iron absorption, and boosting the immune system.
Turmeric Ginger Lemon Detox Tea (Serves 2-3)
16-20 oz. of filtered water
1 inch of fresh organic turmeric root
1 inch of fresh organic ginger root
Pinch of black pepper (see note)
1 lemon slice (do not boil, add to tea before serving)
Honey (optional to sweeten)
Note: Research shows that when you add a pinch of black pepper to any recipe that has turmeric, and you will increase the potency of your turmeric by 2,000%
Bring a pot of water to a boil. While water is boiling, peel the turmeric and ginger and dice it into small pieces (the smaller the better).
Once boiling, remove pot of water from heat. Next, add turmeric, ginger, and black pepper into the pot with water and simmer for at least 10 minutes (the longer you simmer, the more potent and concentrated the Detox Tea will be).
Squeeze a lemon slice into the cup and enjoy (note – if the lemon is organic, you can drop the entire slice in your cup. If not organic, just squeeze the juice.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for a healthy cold Detox “Iced” Tea.