As the nights get colder and the wind chill picks up, we suggest you warm up with an earthy medicinal health tonic and multi-symptom reliever-- a DIY fresh turmeric tonic.
This grounding tonic is a wonderful companion to a healthy lunch, or a mainstay in your recovery arsenal. Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can aid digestion, relieve joint pain, and heal skin blemishes and disorders. Black pepper is thought to increase the absorption and benefits of the powerfully anti-inflammatory turmeric. Low-glycemic coconut sugar is a rich source of potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine use turmeric as an anti-inflammatory and to treat digestive and liver problems. Curcumin is the little compound in turmeric that is purported to have mega antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on the body.
The research out there on the health benefits of turmeric is widespread and plentiful. Its healing properties include the ability to: destroy cancer cells, regulate insulin, relieve arthritis, prevent Alzheimer's by aiding in the removal of plaque build up in the brain, detox the liver, help the body break down fat, reduce cholesterol, and clarify the skin.
- 4 medium organic carrots
- 1 small golden beet ( 2- 3 inches in diameter) scrubbed and cut in half (optional)
- 1 apple - cored
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 tablespoon sliced fresh turmeric root ( peels are OK) more to taste.
- Juice all ingredients in a juicer.
- Remember start conservatively with the turmeric, taste and add more if you like.