Immune Boosting Ginger Turmeric Tea!

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All types of tea are good for you however certain types of tea can address specific health concerns, such as the common cold. As the cold season is now upon us why not include some turmeric in your diet to boost your immune system? This Ginger and Turmeric tea is a great tasting and refreshing combination, as the turmeric not only boost your immune system but has anti-inflammatory properties which can help ease inflammation and swelling (great for people with arthritis). The added ginger in the tea can help calm numerous stomach problems (stomach ache, nausea, and digestive problems), and it’s also a great stress relief.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or 1/3 tsp dried ginger)
  • 1 tsp grated turmeric (or 1/3 tsp dried turmeric)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or 1/4 tsp black pepper (to aid turmeric absorption – optional)
  • Honey or a slice of lemon to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring a cup of water to boil. Turn off the heat and add the ginger and turmeric
  2. Steep with the lid on for 5minutes (Covering with a lid prevents the oils and medicinal compounds escaping through the steam)
  3. Strain the tea remedy and add some honey or slices of lemon when the tea has cooled down (Excessive heat will destroy the benefits of honey)
  4. Add the black pepper or coconut oil and stir well. Enjoy!

Here’s a little interesting fact for you to read while sipping on your freshly brewed tea…

Many people believe consumption of turmeric and ginger in their raw forms will retain the most health benefits. However when curcumin is heated for a short period of time certain compounds that are not readily availably in it’s fresh form are released. Similarly with ginger, cooking ginger quickly will increase the antioxidant levels of 6-gingerol. How interesting?Immune Boosting Ginger Turmeric Tea!