Turmeric has been popular lately. You’ve probably seen it all over pinterest in recipes such as “golden lattes”, savory rice and even as an ingredient in face masks. You may have overheard someone at Whole Foods toting the health benefits of turmeric or glanced over an infographic on it. Still wondering why the universe is begging you to make this root a part of your daily life? Let’s take a look:
Traditionally called Indian Saffron, turmeric comes from the Curcuma longa plant and has a deep orange-yellow flesh with a brown outer skin. The orange-yellow pigment in turmeric, called curcumin, is what gives turmeric it’s anti-inflammatory power. In fact, curcumin‘s effects rival those of anti-inflammatory drugs such as hydrocortisone and motrin but without the negative side-effects.
Turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for more than 5,000 years. It has only recently become popular in Western culture due to research. Turmeric has been linked to increased liver function, reduced risks of several types of cancers, and even protection against Alzheimer’s disease since curcumin can pass the blood-brain barrier. Additionally, turmeric has been shown to provide relief for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, people with cystic fibrosis, and even those with Irritable Bowel Disease. WHfoods.com
The reason we consume turmeric as often as possible is because Hashimoto’s, the autoimmune form of hypthyroid, runs in our family and the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric are beneficial for keeping our anti-bodies low.
This juice is our secret cure for everything from brain fog to aching joints. Turmeric, ginger, and lemon are all beneficial in cleansing and help to decrease inflammation throughout the body. We make a pitcher every two days because we all love it so much. Make up a batch and see for yourself how clear and energized you feel. We feel think it gives us more energy than coffee!
Also, stay tuned for our 30 Day Refined Sugar-Free Challenge coming up mid January!! This recipe will be great to whip up when you’re craving something sweet.
- 4 lemons
- 1 inch piece ginger
- 1 inch piece turmeric
- 8 cups water
- 2-3 dropper fulls of SweetLeaf lemon stevia
- Limes for garishing
- Juice 3 lemons, ginger and turmeric.
- Pour juice into a pitcher and add water.
- Add 2-3 droppers full of lemon stevia.
- Stir to combine.
- Garnish with sliced lemon and limes.
As always, we send you LOVE and PEACE without grease!
XO, The Glisten Girls