Drinking this lemon and turmeric morning drink is a new twist on an old health favorite…warm lemon water. Drinking lemon water has traditionally been a popular morning routine for many people because of the proven, incredible health benefits. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, in particular, gets the pipes working and optimizes your health. The health supporting properties of lemon juice alone is worth adding to your regimen every morning.
According to a study in Chemistry Central Journal, lemons offer a mega boost of metabolites that are natural and exceptionally healthy. The study reports that, “Citrus fruits exhibit plentiful bioactivities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antimicrobial and anti-allergy activities, as well as cardiovascular effect, neuroprotective effect, hepatoprotective effect, obesity control, etc.”
The Power of Lemon and Turmeric Morning Drink Combo
The benefits of drinking lemon water mixed with a variety of other ingredients such as honey or even Himalayan salt is rather well known. However, there are even more benefits to adding in the powerful superfood, turmeric. In fact, a combo elixir of warm lemon water or coconut milk, turmeric, cinnamon and honey offers optimal health benefits.
As impressive as lemon water is all by itself, even more impressive is this new lemon drink recipe with turmeric.
Turmeric is an Asian spice that has been more recently recognized by Western medicine for its beneficial properties to health. In particular, the most important active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been the topic of many health studies.
The Journal of Nephropathology states that, “Turmeric, a neglected Asian traditional drug might reemerge as remedy and/or preventive tool for various illnesses…”
The AAPS Journal further concludes that, “Curcumin has shown therapeutic potential against a number of human diseases.” These include:
- Various cancers
- H. pylori
- Respiratory infections
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Peptic ulcers
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Coronary syndrome
And, many current studies indicate that these are just a few of the disease fighting capabilities found in curcumin.
If so, here’s a recipe for a simple morning drink that combines these fabulously beneficial ingredients.
Lemon and Tumeric Morning Drink Recipe
1 cup water or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 organic lemon
Warm up your water or coconut milk. Add squeezed juice of 1/2 fresh lemon. Then, mix in turmeric and honey and stir well. Top it off with cinnamon. Continue to stir elixir as you drink to keep ingredients from settling to the bottom.
TIPS: In order for your body to absorb turmeric properly, a source of fat should be added to your drink. You can either use coconut milk instead of water, or add a splash of olive oil to your water-based lemon drink.
Also, use a bioavailable, full spectrum turmeric liquid extract for most powerful results.
You can enjoy this lemon and turmeric morning drink with fruit or other foods for a surprisingly fresh morning jump start for optimal health benefits.