Turmeric. It’s the bright yellow spice with a long list of ways it can help you. If you’re like I was, you probably know it as an ingredient in many popular Indian dishes, but not much else other than that. However, turmeric is an incredibly versatile spice that has some surprising benefits.
One of the biggest uses of turmeric is for its anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it great for things like arthritis and stomach pain. Turmeric has been proven to help boost the immune system because of its antioxidant functions. It has also been shown to improve cognitive function, which is why many people drink turmeric tea in place of a morning coffee.
The best way to use turmeric to your advantage is to make it into tea. This tea is super simple with only five ingredients and is super delicious. Simply add turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon, coconut oil and a lemon slice to some boiling water, and you have this wonderful turmeric tea! Black pepper may seem odd in a tea, but it aids in the body’s absorption of the turmeric, so don’t skip out on the pepper if you want all of the perks of turmeric.585