Thursday, March 12, 2015
Turmeric is a popular spice, particularly in India, where it is added to many dishes not only for it’s distinctive flavour, but for its health benefits as well. In addition to being a food additive, turmeric has a whole host of health benefits, most notably it’s anti-inflammatory effects. This drink combines turmeric with several other health-promoting ingredients. Rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, this drink will help treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and other chronic pain conditions, as well as give you plenty of vitamin content for overall health. Orange-Turmeric Juice Recipe Ingredients 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 5 cm piece of fresh ginger 5 carrots 2 lemons 1 orange 1 cucumber Peel the citrus fruits and chop up the ginger and carrots. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or juicer and serve chilled. For best results, drink this juice in the morning, half an hour before your breakfast. How It Works Lemons are a great natural source of vitamin C, which is good for the immune system. But did you also know vitamin C can also increase your iron absorption and lower your risk of stroke? All the more reason to make this drink a part of your daily diet. A strong digestive aid, ginger is used to treat multiple sources of nausea, including morning sickness and nausea from chemotherapy. Recent studies have also found that ginger has anti-inflammatory effects and can be used as such to treat arthritis and other chronic pain conditions. Full of Vitamin A, carrots are often thought to be the ultimate health food – and for good reason. The juice from these vegetables can prevent or slow the development of cancer, in addition to being a great source of essential nutrients. The real hero of this drink, turmeric has been recognized by doctors and scientists alike for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects, making it ideal for therapeutic use against conditions like arthritis. It can also be used to treat other chronic pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, and more minor conditions like heartburn. It is also effective against stomach ulcers and indigestion.