Make sure your body is getting enough liquids if you want to do something great for your health. With this delicious and refreshing beverage, you can support your heart, brain and each cell in your body. Switch out some of the water you are drinking with this iced tea, believe us you won’t regret it. You’ll be promoting better health while enjoying lots of flavors.
However, hydration isn’t the only reason to make this turmeric and ginger iced tea. Let’s discuss the benefits of each of the ingredients!
Turmeric can help reverse the progression of heart disease, which is the world’s No.1 killer. The powerful and active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin which helps to improve the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels). Also, turmeric improves brain health and also helps those who suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, or stroke victims to recover brain function.
This tasty, warming spice offers numerous medicinal benefits from its gingerols. That’s the oily resin from the ginger root which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Researchers revealed that it offers dramatic effects on heart health, and preventing atherosclerosis. Also, it benefits the brain by increasing levels of important neurotransmitters which control the ability to remember, focus, sleep, concentrate, etc.
Honey can improve brain health, especially in women during post-menopause. It contains a high level of antioxidants which help prevent cellular damage and brain cell loss. HOney’s powerful antioxidant and therapeutic compounds are able to prevent cognitive decline, and dementia and enhance the cholinergic system and circulation of the brain.
The black pepper in this recipe helps make the nutrients found in all of the ingredients more accessible for use in your body.
- 1 cup plus 3 cups of water
- 4 tsp dried organic turmeric
- 4 tsp dried ginger or two inches fresh ginger root
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- ¼ cup honey
Measure and place the turmeric, ginger, and black pepper in a small saucepan. Then, cover them with 1 cup water and boil them. reduce the heat to a simmer and leave it like that for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and add the honey. For a stronger concentration, let it steep overnight. Next, strain the mixture by using a cheesecloth and remove some of the gritty powder and fresh ginger. In this way, the texture will be smoother. You can make one drink at a time and more water can be added according to the taste you are looking for. Store it in your refrigerator.