Because of turmeric’s anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, it becomes popularly known throughout the world. Its active component is known as curcumin - a powerful antioxidant providing several health benefits.
Turmeric water, especially when combined with lemon juice, has many numerous healing properties.
Here’s how to prepare it:
Warm Turmeric Water with Lemon
½ teaspoon of turmeric
First, you have to squeeze the lemon juice into a glass. Then pour the warm water into it and mix it along with the turmeric. Add the organic honey and make sure to mix them well. Enjoy your drink!
Benefits of turmeric water:
1. Keeps Diabetes in Check
Turmeric helps in regulating insulin resistance thus, preventing type 2 diabetes.
However, if you are under medication it’s advisable to consult first your doctor before taking turmeric water because it might cause some side-effects such as hypoglycemia.
2. Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Properties
It can prevent chronic inflammation as its main content - curcumin has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
3. Relieves Arthritis
Free radicals from the body can be removed by turmeric’s antioxidant properties. Daily consumption of turmeric water can ease joint pain and joint inflammation.
4. Prevents Heart Disease
Turmeric has the ability to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by preventing the plaque accumulation in the arteries. In a study conducted, 121 patients (in need of coronary artery bypass) proved that the risk of heart attack can be reduced up to 65% by just consuming 4 grams of turmeric a day.
5. Prevents Cancer
Turmeric has the ability to prevent the tumor cells production. A daily consumption of turmeric can reduce one’s risk of developing cancer.