I’ve always had stomach issue for as long as I can remember. I remember being a kid and frequently lying in bed awake with painful gas and bloating because the foods I was eating were not agreeing with my digestive system. Back then I had no idea it was because I shouldn’t be eating certain foods but as an adult, I have begun to realize that I cant just eat a McDonald’s super-sized #2 and feel great afterwards. I envy those of you who can.
In my experience I’ve had to cut out certain foods…Even though from time to time I still eat things that my body rejects (and boy do I pay the price for it), But how can you turn down tacos El Pastor and a Coke after a late night out on the Las Vegas Strip?! Has anyone been to Tacos El Gordo???! Its not to be missed when you visit Vegas!!
I’ve had to come up with alternatives to my favorite childhood foods because at this point in my life, it just isn’t worth all of the pain. Plus, I’ve discovered that eating whole, raw and organic foods contribute to having less breakouts, more energy, better quality sleep and a flat stomach, a better mood…the list goes on. So maybe eating “rabbit food” isn’t so bad after all.
No matter what I choose to eat through out the day I always start my morning out with a cup of Ginger Turmeric Tea. This tea is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that help my tummy feel good all day and keep my skin glowing and breakout free. The best part is that it tastes great, the ingredients are inexpensive and simple to make. Unlike the Celery juice that I tried to do.
Before I get into the how…Let’s talk about all the sparkly benefits of this powerful little tea.
First off, did you know that Ginger has about 40 antioxidant compounds? It originates from China and India where the culture uses a lot of flagrant spices in their cooking. I have to say that for this reason Asian food is probably my favorite. I love a plate of food rich in vegetables and strong spices, which is probably why I love this tea so much.
The compounds found in Ginger include vitamin c, carotene, gingerol ginger and other vitamins and minerals that help to protect your cells from damage.
The health benefits are enough to make anyone run out to the store and grab a piece of this miracle root. Benefits include:
Boosts metabolism by stimulating the digestive system
Helps relieve bloating and stomach cramps
Aids in relieving morning sickness, nausea and motion sickness
Helps with weightless because it manages blood sugar levels which reduces over eating
There are also topical benefits when used on the skin such as Fades scars and heals burns, but in this post, we will discuss the internal benefits. I will be publishing another post about the beauty benefits of Ginger later.
That sounds like a lot of great reasons to consume ginger on a daily basis, right? But we’ve just gotten started, lets look at the benefits in Turmeric. These 2 miracle roots , when consumed daily give your body a massive boost.
Turmeric is a natural inflammatory
Helps prevent gas and bloating
Heals stomach ulcers
Improves skin conditions
Aids in fat metabolism and weight loss
With all these health benefits its no wonder we have been seeing a rise in the use of these awesome roots. I love drinking this tea everyday in place of my morning coffee which I sadly discovered is highly acidic and can contribute to leaky gut.
In an effort to feel good in this body I was given and Stay Sparkly, I have slowly been replacing my morning coffee with this awesome recipe:
1-inch of fresh peeled ginger grated
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
Squeeze of lemon
1 table spoon raw organic honey
Optional 1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar (if that’s your thing)
Add all ingredients to the hot water, let steep 5 minutes and enjoy.
I do have to warn you that this tea can be a bit “chunky” the ground turmeric does not exactly dissolve, and the grated ginger can be a little annoying. You can either strain the chunks out or allow them to settle to the bottom of your cup and avoid stirring so that you don’t get the murky paste in your mouth. I personally don’t mind it and I kind of enjoy crunching one the grated ginger…but I also LOVE the flavor of ginger.
I hope this helps in your journey to feeling your best. Please check out my YouTube video for a demonstration and leave me comment letting know if you’ve tried this recipe and what you think about it.