Turmeric Tea Health Benefits
By Tea Guru March 28th, 2018
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 gives curry its 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 reduce you are building a wall against disease.
There are numerous other benefits not covered in this article, but treating depression, boosting brain capacity as well as potential prevention of other chronic diseases such as arthritis and heart disease are some of the major benefits of turmeric. While a lot of these claims are subjective, it is our opinion that having turmeric in the diet will yield positive benefits over the long term.
HOW CAN YOU TAKE TURMERIC?
You can take turmeric a number of ways. Supplements, adding to food or drinking turmeric tea. It is important to note that by itself, 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 is 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 at least 1 teaspoon of turmeric a day for overall well being. If you are treating a chronic disease or other health issue, higher dosing may be required. We recommend that you research the ideal dose for your situation. Unlike some other supplements, there doesn't seem to be an issue with overdosing like green tea extract, but it still makes sense to take what is reasonable.
BUY TURMERIC TEA
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, but keeping these ingredients on hand and mixing may is time consuming....but also ....
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?
BUY A PREMIUM CRAFTED TURMERIC TEA BLEND
If you are trying turmeric tea for the first time, wouldn't you rather have something that combines all the ingredients you want in a ready to drink format? There are now more Turmeric tea options than ever.
TURMERIC TEA IS EASY TO MAKE
Most serious tea drinkers will tell you loose is the way to go when making tea. It ensures much 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.
We recommend trying different variations of turmeric tea to see which one you like best. If the blend doesn't contain black pepper, just make sure to pair it with a meal that is seasoned as such. You need very little, so a dash of pepper on your favorite sandwich or meal will be sufficient.
To your health!