Turmeric is a perennial plant native to southwest India. It is commonly consumed in powder form and used as a spice. This spice belongs in the ginger family and has been highly prized in the culinary traditions of these cultures.
The main phytochemicals that give turmeric its most impressive and wide-ranging health benefits are curcuminoids also known as curcumin, which has an innumerate list of advantageous uses, and over 9000 reviewed scientific articles which explain its effects on our health. Turmeric water is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. This recipe for turmeric water is a great way to start your day off with a healthy boost.
Warm Water + Turmeric Healthy Recipe
8 oz filtered water
½ tsp turmeric
1 tsp honey (optional)
-Heat the water to just below boiling.
-Put the turmeric in a mug.
-Slowly stir in the warm water until thoroughly blended.
-Add honey if desired to add flavor.
Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Turmeric Water Every Morning
-Doctors at UCLA found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, appeared to block an enzyme that promotes the growth of head and neck cancer.
-Studies have suggested curcumin may help prevent the buildup of plaque that can clog arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes.
– Drinking turmeric water also improves glucose control and increases the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. It help in reducing insulin resistance, which may prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes.
-Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the body’s immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system.
-The major cause of numerous diseases is inflammation. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties and thus efficiently fights inflammations and protects the organism.
-Research has found that ‘ar-turmerone’ another compound found in turmeric promotes repair in the stem cells of the brain – the same stem cells that can help in the recovery from neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and Alzheimer’s.
-Turmeric helps to lower cholesterol levels thanks to the cucurmin it contains, which encourages the liver to help get rid of more of the bad cholesterol in the body.
-Turmeric promotes a proper gallbladder function, protects the liver from the dangerous consequences of toxins and effectively regenerates the damaged liver cells.
-Turmeric water has been shown to help ease the pain associated from arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.