Winter Turmeric Ginger Tea
If you’re a fan of robust, full-flavored, and spiced teas, then this turmeric ginger tea will knock your socks off! Winter contains absolutely no caffeine and tastes like a powerful chai minus the black tea. You’ll want to enjoy a cup as you walk in the brisk air, or when trying to warm yourself under a cozy blanket. However, this tea is not only a force for the winter season! The vast array of benefits to your body this tea provides will make you want to include it as part of your feel-good plan.
The people of the island of Okinawa have the world’s longest average lifespan which is 81.2 years. Their secret? Turmeric tea! Okinawans are said to drink copious amounts of tea containing this legendary superfood. But what does turmeric root contain that is so beneficial to one’s health? To begin, turmeric possesses incredible anti-inflammatory characteristics which reduce swelling in the body on all levels. Turmeric also contains curcumin which acts as an antioxidant that fights cancer and boosts the immune system. Turmeric’s plentiful antioxidants also prevent Alzheimer development by reducing the accumulation of amyloids. The people of India have the lowest instances of Alzheimer’s in the world due to the frequent consumption of turmeric.
Health Benefits of Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is a super anti-inflammatory with properties that can ease swelling for those suffering from arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and other illnesses and symptoms where inflammation is a prime result or concern. Turmeric is a powerhouse of antioxidants; one of which contains curcumin which is an effective anticarcinogen. Turmeric’s antioxidants prevent damage that can lead to Alzheimer’s. They reduce the synaptic marker loss and accumulation of amyloids linked to Alzheimer development. Turmeric boosts the immune system, helps to manage depression, lowers bad cholesterol (LDL), and is beneficial to diabetics.
Ginger contains high levels of vitamin C, amino acids, and trace elements such as calcium, zinc, sodium, and phosphorus. Ginger alleviates stomach pain and issues such as poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome; as well as assists the body in the absorption of nutrients. Additionally, ginger manages glucose levels, reduces arthritic inflammation, helps fight cancer, improves circulation, and protects against Alzheimer’s.
If that weren’t enough tea wholesomeness; this potent turmeric ginger tea blend of spices also includes cinnamon, cloves, and pepper. These spices increase blood circulation, strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
How to Steep it
To make it hot, add two teaspoons of loose leaf tea for every 12 oz (350 ml) of water into your infuser of choice. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes using 100 degrees Celsius water. Once steeping has completed, remove the infuser and enjoy!
To make this as an iced tea, add two teaspoons of loose leaf tea for every 90 oz. (263 ml) of water. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes using 100 degrees Celsius water. Once steeping has completed, remove the infuser, pour over ice and enjoy.
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