Turmeric and turmeric water contain potent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer features that provide plenty of health benefits, especially when turmeric water is combined with some lemon juice. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant that provides amazing health benefits. Take a look how to prepare this turmeric water:
- ½ lemon
- ½ tsp. of turmeric
- warm water
Squeeze the lemon and pour its juice in a glass. Then, add in the turmeric and the water. Mix everything well. Next, add some honey for a good taste and stir once again in order the turmeric to fall down easily to the bottom of the glass. Consume the mixture right away.
Health benefits of the ingredients
Keeps diabetes in check
Turmeric prevents diabetes (type 2) and reduces insulin resistance. However, consult your doctor before using it, since it might interfere with certain prescribed medications and result in hypoglycemia or low sugar levels in the blood.
Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory features
Chronic inflammation might destroy the tissues, but here’s curcumin to prevent that thanks to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Thanks to its powerful antioxidant features, turmeric destroys the free radicals from the body. The regular consumption of turmeric juice soothes joint inflammation and relieves joint pain.
Prevents heart disease
Numerous studies proved that turmeric prevents plaque accumulation in the arteries, by reducing the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases. In a study that involved 121 patients who needed coronary artery bypass, it was proved that taking only 4 gr. of turmeric on a daily basis lowers the risk of heart attack by 65%!
Turmeric prevents the proliferation of various kinds of tumor cells. Its regular consumption lowers the risk of cancer.