Sad news: everything is toxic. The food we eat, the water we drink, even the air we breathe! And if the thought of this makes you tense, imagine what your liver must be going through. Toxins affect our livers in a huge way; so much so that in large concentrations, they can even shut your body down and cause permanent damage. Yikes!
While there’s no way to prevent toxins from entering your system, there is a way to protect your liver. One word: detox. I know, I know—for most people, the idea of “detoxing” brings to mind scary juice cleanses and serious food restrictions. Fortunately for you (and me!), detoxification need not be so intense. You can, for instance, flush out toxins just by drinking a cup of turmeric tea every day.
Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich properties, turmeric tea makes for a potent liver detoxifier. Plus, it has a wealth of other benefits that can improve your overall health. It suppresses the growth of fat tissue (which means it helps flatten your tummy!), clears acne and delays skin-aging, and even boosts your immune system.
But what I love most about turmeric tea is simple: it’s delicious. So delicious, in fact, that I look forward to drinking it first thing in the morning. Here’s my very own recipe for turmeric tea if you want to try it, too. It’ll only take you 10 minutes or less to make!
- 1 and 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 lemon wedge
- a pinch of black pepper
STEP 1: Combine water, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper in a saucepan. Heat to medium-high.
STEP 2: Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Do NOT let the mixture boil.
STEP 3: Strain hot liquid into a mug. Add honey and the juice of the lemon wedge.
Bottoms up for a cleaner, leaner body!
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