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Detox your body with this powerhouse drink

As a nutritionist, career woman and mother, I strongly believe that taking care of one's body on a daily basis is the key to living a vital life. I eat a well-balanced diet, I drink plenty of water and take lots of supplements EVERYDAY. Detoxifying the body is not a 'once-in-a-while' thing that you do; it has to be consistent, in order for you to reap the benefits.

Ginger and turmeric detox drink

I have been making this incredible detox drink for a while now, and I must admit, I am addicted! I drink it cold over ice every morning. The health benefits are out of this world and it tastes delicious!

Facts:

Curcumin is the key component in Turmeric and is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and has anti-aging qualities.

Black pepper contains Piperine which allows the curcumin to be absorbed in the body.

Ginger contains Gingerol thats aids in digestion and helps detoxify.

Cinnamon is a anti-inflammatory and helps reduce sugar levels.

Ingredients:

Handful of fresh ginger sliced

Handful of fresh turmeric sliced

1 lemon or lime sliced

2 cinnamon sticks

10 peppercorns

1/4 cup honey

Heat water in a medium saucepan. Add all ingredients except honey. Simmer for 30 mins. Add in honey and take out lemon or lime slices ( it will get very bitter otherwise).

This can be served warm or over ice, for a pick-me-up morning detox drink. It can be stored in a jar in the refrigerator with all ingredients left inside.