Isn't it wonderful discovering things you already have in your kitchen cupboard, can be combined to give you amazing health benefits? Like my DIY Turmeric Tea for example. Who knew five ingredients, could do so much for my health and taste so good!
PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor or a dietitian. The information I provide is based on my personal experience. Any recommendations I may make within this post should be discussed between you and your doctor before you commence any changes to your diet. The information you receive below does not take the place of professional medical advice.
I’m overwhelmed with the requests I received for information on the benefits of my DIY turmeric tea. Not only because it confirms you actually watched My First Video. But, the fact that you’re interested to know more, makes everything I’m doing feel worth while. So, thank you.x
And because I’ve now got ‘video fever’, what better way to demonstrate how I make my DIY turmeric tea than filming the actual process. Lets get in the kitchen!
But that’s not all. After you watch the video, check out the health benefits of each ingredient below. Discover how simple ingredients found in your cupboards can be the magic potion for many of your health complaints.
Benefits of My DIY Turmeric Tea
Curcumin is the yellow pigment that gives Turmeric its yellow-orange colour. Curcumin has neoro-protective properties that may enhance mood and possibly help with depression.
- Stimulates the body’s antioxidant defences
- Protects your joints
- Supports your digestion
Side-effects of consuming turmeric are rare, but when taken in large amounts can include:
- upset stomach, including diarrhoea
- yellow stools
Research suggests that the active compounds in ginger – called gingerols have antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic properties.
- Speeds up the time it takes our body to process food
- Reduces pain and disability
- Relieves nausea
- Supports your digestion
Side effects of consuming too much ginger can include:
- burning or painful mouth
The plant chemicals in cinnamon act as antioxidants, which help protect damage to cells from free radicals.
- Powerful anti-inflammatory
- Inhibits the growth of potentially harmful bacteria
- Lowers cholesterol levels
Possible side-effects of too much cinnamon can include:
- liver damage (if cassia cinnamon is consumed in excess and for long periods)
- mouth sores
- low blood sugar
- irritation of the throat
Ground Black Pepper
Black pepper helps your body absorb curcumin. It contains a compound called piperine, which breaks down curcumin, allowing your body to take the highly-beneficial nutrients from it.
- Detoxifies your body
- Aids in weight loss
- Prevents constipation
- Aids digestion
Possible side-effects of too much black pepper can include:
- Stomach burn when taken in large quantities
- May cause death if large amounts enter the lungs
- Can react with medicines
- May cause some irritation to pregnant women, and may cause some allergies to breast feeding mothers
Coconut oil is high in certain saturated fats and MCT’s. Fatty acids in coconut oil helps your body to burn fat and provide energy quickly to your body and brain.
- Can boost heart health
- Reduces appetite
- Increases fat burning
- Can protect hair, skin and nails
Side effects of coconut oil are rare. However possible side-effects of consuming too much can include:
- Elevated Cholesterol Levels
- Mild Diarrhoea