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Turmeric Spiced Tea

Top 3 Health Benefits of Turmeric

 

  1. Anti-inflammatory – Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has numerous beneficial effects to the following disease processes and health issues. Decreasing inflammation through suppression of cell signal pathways helps combat:
    1. Cancer
    2. Obesity
    3. Heart Disease & Cardiovascular Health
    4. Inflammatory Diseases & Autoimmune Diseases
  2. “Anti”-Diabetes – It has been proven to help reduce insulin resistance and hyperglycemia.
  3. Antioxidant – It reduces unhealthy oxidation and promotes natural aging of cells.  It is a neuroprotector.

 

To date over 100 different clinical trials have been completed with curcumin which clearly shows its safety, tolerability and its effect against various chronic diseases in humans.

Black Pepper

 

You will notice that black pepper is one of the ingredients in this recipe.  This is no accident.  Black pepper’s active ingredient is piperine.  When piperine is combined with turmeric’s curcumin, it drastically increases the rate of absorption by up to 2,000%!  This happens because piperine inhibits and slows down the metabolism, the breakdown, of curcumin in the liver.  When this occurs, it allows one’s body to experience the beneficial properties for a longer duration before the active ingredients are metabolized out of the body.  Takeaway point: add black pepper when using turmeric to add flavor or cook with!

Black pepper significantly enhances the therapeutic effects and bioavailability of turmeric!

All the other aromatic spices!

 

This recipe is punch full of flavor.  Turmeric and its yellowish residue can add nutritional value to almost any meal.  In fact, we are finally using it as a natural food coloring instead of using a yellow artificial synthetic dye.  The other spices in this tea are: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, cardamom, anise, and ginger.  The combination of these will slightly resemble a chai flavor.  This allows you to enjoy this Turmeric Spiced Tea often without getting bored!

 

Turmeric Spiced Tea

Prep Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings of tea

Ingredients

Instructions

    Boil 4 Cups of Water:
    Combine unground ingredients:
  1. Place Black Peppercorns, Cinnamon Stick, Star Anise, & Cardamom Pods in the Mortor
  2. Grind until cardamom pods have been broken apart, peppercorns are ground, cinnamon stick, & star anise have also been broken into small pieces
  3. Place ground ingredients into the mesh tea ball
  4. Root ingredients:
  5. Microgram fresh turmeric root into mesh tea ball
  6. Place 1-3 slices of freshly peeled ginger into mesh tea ball
  7. Place remaining ground ingredients into mesh tea ball and clasp shut
    Steep tea ball for 5-6 minutes
    Add splash of cream or milk if desired along with teaspoon of honey to add a subtle sweetness
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References:

Anand, P., Sundaram, C., Jhurani, S., Kunnumakkara, A., & Aggarwal, B. (2008, August 18). Result Filters. Retrieved September 21, 2016, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18462866

Greger, M. M. (n.d.). Boosting the Bioavailability of Curcumin | NutritionFacts.org. Retrieved September 21, 2016, from http://nutritionfacts.org/video/boosting-the-bioavailability-of-curcumin/

Kaur, G., Invally, M., & Chintamaneni, M. (2016, June 25). Result Filters. Retrieved September 21, 2016, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27343476

Kunnumakkara, A., Bordoloi, D., Padmavathi, G., Monisha, J., Roy, N., Prasad, S., & Aggarwal, B. (n.d.). Result Filters. Retrieved September 21, 2016, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27638428

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  • […] In this recipe we pair the carbohydrates with healthy fats (avocado) and protein (eggs).  Add as many eggs you desire.  One egg contains roughly six grams of protein.  We’ve topped this meal with turmeric and black pepper!   This dynamic duo is responsible for some amazing anti-inflammatory benefits and antioxidants.  Read more about turmeric and black pepper here.   […]

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