Drinking simple lemon water every morning is a standard good-health regimen, but using this lemon and turmeric morning drink recipe will up your health game each day.
It’s a recognized health fact that drinking lemon water alone will get your pipes working and can help to optimize your health. Chemistry Central Journal cites a study that states, “Citrus fruits exhibit plentiful bioactivities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antimicrobial and anti-allergy activities, as well as cardiovascular effect, neuroprotective effect, hepatoprotective effect, obesity control, etc.”
Lemon Morning Drink Super Ingredient: Turmeric
However, adding the powerful superfood, turmeric, to a new concoction of lemon juice and other ingredients adds incredible health benefits such as fighting inflammation and supporting high energy. Turmeric is an Asian spice that has long been renowned in Western medicine for its beneficial health properties.
The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been the subject of many health studies in the U.S. According to the AAPS Journal, “Curcumin has shown therapeutic potential against a number of human diseases.”
These diseases include:
- H. pylori
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Many cancers
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Peptic ulcers
- Respiratory infections
- Coronary issues
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Ongoing research indicates that there are even more disease fighting possibilities offered by curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to significantly combat inflammation and is an important superfood to add to anyone’s diet.
So why not add it to a great drink mix for your best healthy morning elixir?
Lemon and Turmeric Morning Drink Recipe
1/2 organic lemon
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon honey
How to Mix
Warm the coconut milk. Add juice of 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon. Then, mix in honey and turmeric. Stir well. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top. Continue to stir as you drink elixir so ingredients don’t settle to bottom.
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Use a bioavailable, full spectrum turmeric liquid extract for best results and top quality superfood.
Turmeric will not absorb well in the body without a source of fat in the drink. If you choose water instead of coconut milk, you can add about a teaspoon of olive oil to add necessary fat for proper absorption.
Turmeric has been credited by many studies to match the effectiveness of prescription drugs in reducing inflammation. Reducing inflammation, in turn, not only decreases pain, but can increase the bodies resistance to a wide array of diseases, including cancers.
So, why not add this beneficial morning drink recipe to your daily diet for proven health benefits? You can enjoy it every day by itself or with fruit and other morning foods for a healthy start to your day.