Did you know that the secret to better health probably has been sitting in your cupboard? Isn’t it great when a common ingredient has so many health benefits plus has a low cost? That ingredient is Turmeric.
WHAT IS TURMERIC?
Turmeric is a spice that has been used in India for thousands of years. It’s what gives curry it’s yellow color.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC?
Turmeric contains compounds called circuminoids, of which curcumin is the main active ingredient. It is a powerful anti-oxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation results in disease. By eating foods that reduce inflammation you are building a wall against disease.
There are numerous other benefits which include treating depression, boosting brain capacity, reducing heart disease, preventing cancer, and preventing arthritis. If you search the internet you’ll find no shortage of information on this super food.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE TURMERIC?
You can take turmeric a number of ways: via supplements, adding it to food, or drinking it in a tea. Curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. That changes if you consume black pepper with it, which adds piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%. Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.
HOW MUCH TURMERIC SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Our research has shown a good sweet spot is to take 1 tsp of turmeric a day for overall wellbeing. If you are treating a chronic disease or other health issue, higher dosing may be required via supplements. We recommend that you research the ideal dose for your situation. Unlike some other supplements, there doesn’t seem to be an issue with over-dosing like green tea extract, but it still makes sense to take what is reasonable.
While it might not be practical to include Turmeric in every meal, drinking a tea is another option. You could just dissolve turmeric in water and drink, but it isn’t going to taste very appealing. Plus, it will lack the pepper needed for proper absorption. There are numerous recipes out there to make turmeric tea with the added ingredients for taste, absorption and additional benefits. But keeping these ingredients on hand and mixing may is time consuming….but also ….MESSY!
Turmeric powder is very similar in consistency to Matcha. It can get everywhere! And those yellow stains can be stubborn. Why waste time when there is a better way?
PREMIUM CRAFTED TURMERIC TEA BLENDS
If you are trying Turmeric Tea for the first time, wouldn’t you rather have something that combines all the ingredients ahead of time? But more than that, do you want the options of various flavors and tastes? Certainly one or more will be flavors you’ll love!
You won’t be able to achieve this with homemade recipes. Not unless you have an on-hand supply of Organic Flavoring Oils.
There are now more Turmeric tea options than ever – Creamy Vanilla, Zesty Citrus, Haunting notes of Masala Spices, and the sweet undertones of exotic Red Bush. The variety of turmeric based teas have increased significantly, with tea blenders getting very creative with various ingredients and taste. You might say this is the new “golden age” of turmeric tea.
TURMERIC TEA IS EASY TO MAKE
You can get ready-made turmeric teas in bagged or loose form. Most serious tea drinkers will tell you loose is the way to go when making tea. It ensures higher-quality ingredients, lower price-per-cup and fresher product. Just scoop in tea, add hot water, wait a few minutes and you have the perfect cup of tea.
Turmeric teas now come in a variety of blends both with and without caffeine. If you are looking for a morning pick-me-up or a night time soother, we recommend trying out turmeric tea blends. Many taste great and are great for you!
This article has been updated from the original publication in March, 2017.