Inflammation Kills-Kill it Back With Tumeric Tea

Happy Evening!

These days- people’s bodies are flaring up left and right with inflammation caused by a whole host of things, primarily stress and bad diet. Inflammation hurts, steals your Kefi and robs you of the chance to move optimally.  Here is a great recipe created by Meghan Telpner, which I’ve been brewing for my family and self and we really enjoy it.  
RECIPE

Turmeric Tea

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 25 Minutes

Yield: 1 Serving

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric TeaIngredients

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of clove

pinch of nutmeg

tsp fresh ginger (optional)

pinch of fresh ground black pepper*

As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.

1-2 cups of water

Raw honey to sweeten

Milk sub of choice (I went with fresh coconut milk, but almond and hemp would both be delicious)

*I have included black pepper in this recipe as studies show it aids in the absorption of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric. I happen to be allergic to black pepper and so I omit it.

Make It Like So

Slow and steady stove top method

Simmer herbs and water together for 10 mins.
Strain out and add honey and milk.

Fast and furious blender method

Boil water in your kettle and add to blender (a blender with gradual speed increase will reduce likely hood of pressure from steam of boiled water exploding out of your blender).

Add in spices and blend until smooth and unified in colour.

Strain out tea and add milk and honey.

Benefits of Tumeric: (compliments of Meghan)

12 HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Antioxidant: Curcumin has the ability to quench free radicals that can cause mutation in our DNA.
Cancer Preventative: The cancer-causing effects of cigarette smoke, barbequing, and smoke of any kind are suppressed by curcumin.

Anti-Inflammatory: Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory powers are as effective as many anti-inflammatory drugs, including effective as phenylbutazone and cortisone without the side effects.

Liver Protective: Curcumin has been shown to have a protective effect on the liver and is incredibly effective at increasing bile release, which helps with fat digestion.

Wound Healing: Natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to keep the infection away from cuts and burns.

Super Brain Function: Curcumin greatly reduces the rate of mental decline. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

Kills the Bad Guys: Curcumin has anti-microbial properties that fight the nasty guys such as Clostridium, Streptococcus, Entamoeba histolytica, and several pathogenic fungi.

Natural Pain Killer: Helps reduce sensations of chronic pain. Yay more of this!

Promote Weightloss: Helps manage weight, and aid in fat metabolism.

Reduce Depression: A staple in Chinese medicine for helping lift mood in cases of depression.

Boost Effectiveness of Cancer Drugs: Studies have shown that turmeric can boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.

Skin Healing: Can help internally and topically with psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

You want to move with #Kefi- positive energy and live fully…fuel with the nutrients which support your mission. 

Sweet dreams….

XO

Carpe Kefi!

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