Lemon turmeric water detox is the new hype when it comes to helping the body do its job. However, if you want to take your lovely warm lemon water to the next level, you are going to dig this Quick Lemon Turmeric Pepper Drink.
Why is this considered an Elixir?
Now, some of you may be thinking– pepper with turmeric in my lemon water? [insert your best about to barf face] that is just gross Astrid.
Oh it may look gross but it actually isn’t!
Plus remember that this is a healing drink, but again, adding your favorite sweetener will make a difference.
I highly encourage you to set your mind to “healing gears’ and go with the flow. Remember, it is not about the way it looks or tastes– it is about the benefits and the way you are going to feel afterward, knowing you are nourishing your body with an amazing multi-healing-properties drink.
Lemon Turmeric Pepper? Oh Yes! Here’s Why…
While most of the benefits of this healing drink come from turmeric, and all of its amazing healing properties such as Anti-inflammatory,Anti-Viral, & its pain management (because it targets inflammation) the true benefits come from the mix of black pepper and turmeric.
Here is an excerpt from Dr. Michail Gregre from Nutritionfacts.com on the incredible benefits of combining the two:
Just like approximately 5% of the spice turmeric is composed of an active compound called curcumin, about 5% of black pepper by weight is comprised of this compound called piperine. Curcumin is responsible for the yellow color of turmeric and piperine for the pungent flavor of pepper. Piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism. One of the ways our liver gets rid of foreign substances is making them water-soluble so they can be more easily excreted. But this black pepper molecule inhibits that process.
And it doesn’t take much. If people are given a bunch of turmeric curcumin, within an hour there’s a little bump in the level in their bloodstream. We don’t see a large increase because our liver is actively trying to get rid of it. But what if the process is suppressed by taking just a quarter teaspoon’s worth of black pepper? Then you see curcumin levels skyrocket. The same amount of curcumin consumed, but the bioavailability shoots up 2000%. Even just a little pinch of pepper—1/20th of a teaspoon—can significantly boost levels. And guess what a common ingredient in curry powder is besides turmeric? Black pepper.
Another way to boost the absorption of curcumin is to consume it in the whole food, turmeric root (fresh or dried as a powder) because natural oils found in turmeric root and turmeric powder can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin seven to eightfold. (Try organic fair trade Turmeric here)
When eaten with fat, curcumin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system thereby in part bypassing the liver.
Read the full article from care2.com
Here is the recipe:
It is easy to make and literally takes four minutes to put together. Plus, it only calls for three ingredients–four if you add your favorite sweetener to make it a true Elixir. I recommend and use either manuka or raw honey, alcohol-free stevia or even swerve.
Take Your Morning Detox Drink Elixir To The Next Level
- 8-10 oz of filtered warm water
- 1 juice of 1 lime or lemon
- dash of pepper
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- alcohol free Stevia (Find Stevia here)
- Pour warm water (not hot) If you heated the water too much add some room temperature filtered water
- Add lemon or lime
- add turmeric
- add pepper
- Mix very well, enjoy!
- Tip: I like to keep mixing this drink as I drink it because the turmeric tents to float to the top.
How amazing is Turmeric?
Now you know why I make the funky mixes (grin)! Have you tried a type of Lemon Turmeric drink like this before? Make this Elixir, wait a few hours then come back and tell me how you felt.
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To your best health,