Turmeric and lemon are without a doubt two of the most valuable and easy-to-source natural foods. Though they have been around for ages, the West is finally discovering their healing potential. If you are already drinking your daily glass of lukewarm lemon (or lime) water first thing in the morning, then you are already doing your body a big favor.
Lemons or limes are loaded with antioxidants, fibers, and many essential vitamin and minerals such as vitamin C, B, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. Next to adding a host of healthy plant nutrients, lemons also kick-start digestion, boost the immune system, fight inflammation, and cleanse, hydrate, and energize the body.
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Though I have been drinking lemon water (or now lime water since lemons are hard to come by in Cambodia), for years, recently I started to add turmeric (and sometimes cinnamon too) on a daily-ish basis. In addition to reaping the benefits of citrus fruits, turmeric has turned this already wonderful drink into a nutrient-dense, cleansing, disease-fighting, energy bomb.
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Lemon Turmeric Water Recipe (serves 1)
- 1 glass lukewarm water, nut milk works too to improve the taste
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- Juice of ½ organic lemon or 1 lime
- Pinch of black pepper (to increases turmeric’s bioavailability)
- Raw honey or maple syrup to taste (optional)
- A pinch of cinnamon (optional: for extra anti-diabetic effect and enhanced flavor)
To make Lemon Turmeric Water, add lemon juice, black pepper, turmeric, honey, and cinnamon to a glass of lukewarm water.
For the best energizing and cleansing effect, drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Stir constantly while drinking to avoid all turmeric to sink to the bottom of the glass.
Enjoy the ancient healing power of this beautiful, Ayurvedic inspired connotation.
Thanks for reading. I hope this information was helpful. Until next time!
Crazy cat lady, life and food lover, certified biologist, and holistic health coach.