Many studies have suggested turmeric and turmeric water have broad anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
Lemon water, among many other things, detoxifies the body by giving the digestive system a kick in the morning. Adding turmeric to lemon water not only offers a different taste, but it adds a number of other health benefits, too.
The amazing medicinal properties of turmeric are the result of its active ingredient – It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Warm Turmeric Water With Lemon
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
- 1/2 of a lemon
- warm water
- honey (optional)
Preparation: Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug. Add the turmeric and warm water. Stir well and add honey to taste, (optional).
Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.
Why you should start drinking warm turmeric water today?
1. Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties
Inflammation can become a major problem when it is chronic (long-term) and inappropriately deployed against the body’s own tissues. It turns out that curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs (1).
2. Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Studies have suggested curcumin may help prevent the buildup of plaque that can clog arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes. In one study, 121 patients who were undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery were randomized to either placebo or 4 grams of curcumin per day, a few days before and after the surgery.
The curcumin group had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing a heart attack in the hospital (2).
3. Relieves Arthritis
Turmeric’s antioxidant property destroys free radicals in the body that damage body cells. It has been found that those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis who consume turmeric on a regular basis experience much relief from the moderate to mild joint pains as well as joint inflammation (3).
4. Useful for All Cancers
Curcumin has been shown to benefit cancer patients as it can inhibit the proliferation and survival of almost all types of tumor cells.
5. Controls Diabetes
Turmeric is effective in helping reduce insulin resistance, which may prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes. However, when combined with strong medications, turmeric can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It is best to consult a healthcare professional before taking turmeric capsules (4).
Important: Always ask your doctor before starting a new health regimen anyway.