Turmeric is a spice known for centuries, but lately, it has become very fashionable, as it belongs to superfoods. Turmeric benefits are many and beneficial for our health.
If you want to incorporate turmeric into your life, it’s easy and simple. You can reap all the benefits of the spice from a simple drink with just 2 ingredients, called turmeric water.
As its name suggests, it is made from water and turmeric. And because it is made from boiling water, we could call it turmeric tea. It is consumed either hot as a decoction or at room temperature.
Turmeric Benefits – How to Prepare Turmeric Water
To make this drink, you must have turmeric at home. It is not at all difficult to find it since it is present in most supermarkets either as powder or as a whole root.
First boil water .
While waiting for the water to boil, put a spoonful of turmeric in a cup. Alternatively, you can grate fresh turmeric root with a grater, but in this case, you will need to strain the mixture before drinking it.
If you love lemon, you can add a little fresh lemon juice at the end. Leave the turmeric water for a while at room temperature to consume it lukewarm.
Why to include turmeric water in your daily routine?
Because turmeric is very beneficial for our health. Thanks to its high content of curcumin, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps prevent chronic inflammation and can be used to relieve joint pain and arthritis as well as menstrual discomfort.
At the same time, it reduces the amount of fat stored by our body, making it a perfect choice for anyone who wants to lose some weight or maintain a healthy weight.
Curcumin also increases a hormone in the brain called Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). According to scientific research, low levels of BDNF are associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s or depression.
Other research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease is associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Therefore, frequent consumption of turmeric may be a “weapon” for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
Extra tip: You can add a small measure of freshly ground pepper to the turmeric water so that it does not affect the taste much.
It will give to your drink a “spark” while at the same time it helps your body to better absorb curcumin and to derive more effectively all its benefits for your body.