10 Wonderful Benefits of Drinking Warm Turmeric Water Every Day

10 Wonderful Benefits of Drinking Warm Turmeric Water Every Day

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Iced Turmeric Latte – on cooler days, try this iced turmeric latte, a chilled vegan version of Golden Milk. Made with cashew milk, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, lemon juice, sugar (optional) and just a pinch of cardamom and salt, it’s as refreshing as it is healing.

Wellness Shot – for a quick hit of health, down this detoxing shot upon waking. Packed with nourishing ingredients like coconut water, turmeric, ginger, lemon, sea salt and honey, it has an earthy flavor with a ginger zing and gentle sweetness. As it’s gone in one gulp, this shot is ideal for those who want the health benefits of turmeric but can’t stand the taste!

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Hot Detox Tonic – if you want to feel warm, energized, and ready to tackle the day but don’t have any fresh ingredients on hand, then this ‘pantry drink’ is for you. Using ginger tea, cinnamon, ground turmeric, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and maple syrup, it’s guaranteed to rev up your metabolism and boost circulation.

Black Pepper and Turmeric Tea – this spicy tea contains cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, turmeric, raw honey and coconut milk along with an unusual addition … black pepper. Studies have found that the piperine in black pepper increases curcumin bioavailability by 2000%…meaning you get more bang for your buck with this tea.

Turmeric Cinnamon Coffee – coffee lovers can improve the health of their favorite drink – which already packs its own health punch – with a sprinkle of both turmeric and cinnamon.

Ginger Tumeric Lemonade – feed your soda cravings with this healthy sparkling refreshment. Along with turmeric, it contains anti-inflammatory ginger which aids in digestion, and lemon juice, which is both alkaline and detoxifying. A teaspoon of raw honey and some carbonated water add both sweetness and fizz so it tastes just like the ‘real deal’.

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic – take this on a weekly basis during the fall and winter months, and say goodbye to colds and flu. Sweet apple, fragrant cinnamon, tangy lemon, raw honey, earthy turmeric, creamy coconut oil, and spicy ginger, cayenne, and black pepper create a tasty blend of flavors that really complement the organic green tea. An absolute superfood tonic!

Turmeric Green Juice Cooler –  cool down with this medicinal cocktail – a healthy green vegetable juice which harnesses the properties of cucumber, carrot, romaine, lemon and, of course, turmeric!

Carrot, Beet, Blood Orange, Ginger and Turmeric Juice – put some pep in your step and clear out your stuffy nose and head with this vibrant fresh juice which is packed full of vitamins, minerals and heat!

Golden Mango Smoothie – a meal in a glass, this tempting smoothie packs in plenty of nutrition – including Vitamins A, B6 and C, potassium, manganese, healthy fats, and even four grams of protein! Made with mango, banana, almond milk, coconut oil, chia seeds, turmeric, cinnamon and optional chili.

Tropical Cleanser Green Smoothie – this exotic tasting smoothie contains mango, coconut milk, ginger, lemon and turmeric, along with pineapple – which aids digestion and is rich in the powerful painkilling compound bromelain; and kale – the poster child of superfoods, containing Vitamins A, C and K; the minerals copper, magnesium and calcium; and essential omega 3 fatty acids.

 

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