Winter Wellness: Detoxing Turmeric Tonic {detoxifying}

I heart turmeric.  I almost always add a dash to my morning smoothie for its anti-inflammatory properties, among its other benefits…

Health Benefits of Turmeric

(thanks HuffPost Healthy Living)

  • anti-inflammatory properties/great for joint pain
  • great for heartburn and/or stomach upset
  • can delay onset of type 2 diabetes for pre-diabetics
  • can promote repair to stem cells in the brain
  • detoxifying

One of my favorite fitness classes is Taryn Toomey’s “the class.”  I also love well+GOOD.  So, when well+GOOD posted Taryn Toomey’s Detoxing Turmeric Tonic, I had to give it a try.  (And then share it on the blog, obvi!)

Detoxifying Turmeric Tonic

by Taryn Toomey

What you need:

  • 1 whole lemon
  • 2 healthy dashes of turmeric
  • A bit of fresh ginger
  • A small pinch of cayenne
turmeric + ginger + cayenne + hot water

lemon + turmeric + ginger + cayenne + hot water

What to do:

Squeeze the lemon into a large mug or mason jar, add all other ingredients, fill the mason jar with hot water, stir, and drink slowly.

let's detoxify!

let’s detoxify!

This turmeric tonic is a perfect start to your day.  To quote the well+GOOD article, “The health benefits of turmeric—it’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and filled with antioxidants—really spice up this simple, hot drink. But each of the other ingredients has its own super power, too. Lemon helps alkalize the body and flush out the liver, cayenne revs up the metabolism, and ginger improves the absorption of nutrients, Toomey explains.”

So let’s get detoxing to stay well this winter!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of my Winter Wellness Series xo

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