This amazing ginger turmeric tea is a lifesaver for me as a mom to little toddlers that often bring germs home!
The spices in this tea are chock full of amazing health benefits. Not only can they boost your energy and weight loss, but they can also strengthen your immune systems and stop colds dead on arrival.
Every single ingredient in this ginger turmeric tea was purposefully selected to ensure that your body can reap maximum health benefits from these power spices.
There are so many reasons you’ll want to use ginger for weight loss. Ginger a natural appetite suppressant, metabolism booster, and can help to improve your digestion.
Ginger can also balance your level of leptin, the hormone that is responsible for you feeling full and satisfied after a meal.
Naturally anti-viral and anti-inflammatory, ginger can boost your immune system to fight against the cold virus.
Much of turmeric’s health benefits come from curcumin, its main bioactive compound.
Studies show that curcumin may have the ability to turn “bad” white fat cells into “good” brown fat cells that increase your metabolism to aid weight loss.
The capsaicin in cayenne pepper is known to boost metabolism, causing the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories for fuel.
It’s also a natural appetite suppressant that can reduce your cravings for unhealthy snacks.
It may seem odd to add black pepper for taste when you’ve already added cayenne pepper for spiciness, but do not leave it out!
Black pepper increases your body’s ability to digest turmeric and all its wholesome goodness.
The curcumin in turmeric is fat-soluble. Adding MCT oil derived from coconuts to this tea allows your body to absorb the maximum amount of nutritional benefits from the turmeric.
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GINGER TURMERIC TEA
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- 2-3 sprinkles of freshly cracked black pepper
- A small dash of cayenne pepper
- ½ lemon, juice squeezed
- 1 teaspoon MCT oil
- 1 teaspoon pure raw honey or to taste
- Combine the spices and add 1 cup warm (not hot) water to stir and mix.
- Squeeze in the lemon juice.
- Stir in the raw honey.
Drink with a reusable glass drinking straw if your gums become sensitive to the acidic lemon juice like mine did.
This set of 8 bent and straight glass straws are great for hot and cold beverages, smoothies and frozen drinks at a great price.
Next time you feel that tinkle in your throat, take a sip of this fine Ginger Turmeric Tea and let it work its magic!
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You’ll learn how I lost my first 10 pounds in a month without working out or starving myself, using fat burning spices and healthy greens that have been used for thousands of years in traditional Asian medicine to maintain a healthy body and weight!
The concepts that you’ll learn from the challenge will help you make the necessary changes in your diet and your lifestyle, and easily maintain your healthy weight beyond the challenge.