By Venus Gentile
As a nutritionist, career woman, and mother, I firmly believe that taking care of one's body daily is the key to living a vital life. I eat a well-balanced diet, drink plenty of water, and take lots of supplements every day. Detoxifying the body is not a 'once-in-a-while thing that you do; it has to be consistent for you to reap the benefits.
I have been making this incredible detox tea for a while now, and I must admit, I am addicted! It's the perfect tea for a cold, winter night!
I drink it cold over ice every morning. It's also very calming to drink warm at night before you go to bed. The health benefits are out of this world, and it tastes delicious! Ready to detox your body?
Detox Your Body With My Favorite Spices
Spices not only add flavor to our food and drink but also offer various health benefits. Here's an overview of the benefits of the spices in this tea:
Turmeric: Contains curcumin, a compound with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It's linked to improved brain function, lower risk of brain diseases, heart disease, and may help alleviate symptoms of arthritis and depression.
Ginger: Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Ginger can help with nausea, including morning sickness and chemotherapy-related nausea. It may also aid in digestion and reduce muscle pain and soreness.
Cinnamon: High in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon may lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.
Black Peppercorns: Contains piperine, which enhances nutrient absorption. It has anti-inflammatory properties, may aid in digestion, and enhance brain function.
Star Anise: A spice known for its distinctive star shape and anise-like flavor, offers several health benefit. It contains a good amount of antioxidants, which help neutralize free radicals and detox your body. This can reduce oxidative stress and may help prevent chronic diseases.
Remember, while spices can contribute positively to health, they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. For specific health conditions or dietary needs, it's best to consult with a healthcare professional.
Ready to make this delicious tea and detox your body? Here's everything you'll need:
A handful of fresh ginger peeled and sliced
A handful of fresh turmeric peeled and sliced
One lemon or lime sliced
A few pieces of star anise
Two cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup organic honey (adjust to taste)
How to Make the Detox Tea
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.
Enjoy! Here's to your continued health!!