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“GOLDEN MILK” Turmeric Tea

Golden Milk tea is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily and its delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of milk of choice (almond, coconut, etc)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
  • Pinch of fresh ginger root or 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup (add more if desired)

Instructions

  • Add the milk to a small pot on the stove and heat on low.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stirring frequently for a few minutes. Heat mixture but do not bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and strain the mixture through a strainer.
  • Froth the top of the milk if desired.

 Notes

If spilled this mixture may stain countertops. Should this happen, try making a thick paste of baking soda and water and scrub the stain.

 

 

TURMERIC HUMMUS

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup water from the chickpea can or more to taste
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large lemon (juice only)
  • 1 peeled garlic clove
  • 1/2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and parsley, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (except optional garnishes) in a food processor for 30-60 seconds.

Notes

  • Keeps well if covered in the fridge for two days. Cover with a little oil.
  • Adjust amount of liquid in the recipe according to your taste. More liquid yields a smoother hummus, less a chunkier one.

MORNING DETOX DRINK

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DRINK APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND HONEY ON AN EMPTY STOMACH IN THE MORNING?

This drink is strongly recommended for people who experience various kinds of inflammation, problems with digestion, and pain in the muscles, joints or throat.

 Here is a list of several benefits you will gain from this mixture:

  • Eliminates pain in the joints
  • Eliminates acid and heartburn
  • Helps with digestion and constipation
  • Reduces cholesterol in the blood thus decreases blood pressure
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Great for a sore throat
  • Energy booster
  • Gives a healthy glow to the skin
  • Eliminates bad breath
  • Helps with inflammation

Why should I use exactly this combination?

We lead stressful and fast-paced lifestyles consuming large amounts of unhealthy food and drinks. This leads to changes of the pH value in our body. A low pH makes the body acidic which leads to many diseases, infections, inflammation and lack of energy. Consuming this drink in the morning, before any of your daily activities, will give you an excellent energy boost and later, when the apple cider vinegar becomes digested, it will make your body more alkaline.

The quality of ingredients for this drink:

Before anything else you must make sure that the products you use are 100% natural i.e. organic and unprocessed. If you use ordinary vinegar and honey, which is processed and sold in any supermarket, you won’t get the desired results.

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (you can use 1 tablespoon if the taste doesn’t bother you)
  • 1 cup of hot water

When you should drink it?

Ideally you should drink it daily, in the morning, 20 minutes before breakfast so it has time to be digested. You may also consume it during the day depending on your needs and preferences.

 

2O REASONS WHY SUGAR IS RUINING YOUR HEALTH

Adapted from 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health, By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  2. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  3. Sugar can weaken eyesight
  4. Sugar can cause premature aging.
  5. Sugar can cause heart disease.
  6. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  7. Sugar can increase cholesterol.
  8. Sugar can increase blood pressure.
  9. Sugar causes food allergies.
  10. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
  11. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
  12. Sugar can cause cataracts.
  13. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
  14. Sugar can cause depression.
  15. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
  16. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  17. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  18. Sugar can lead to prostrate cancer.
  19. Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
  20. Sugar can cause liver tumors

………AND THAT’S JUST 2O OUT OF 146 REASONS.