If you are feeling tired and need that extra boost of energy then you are at the right place, we are about to present an amazing recipe that will energize your whole body, fight inflammation in the body and aid sleep.
The potency of this elixir lies in the use of powerful ingredients like ginger and turmeric. Both of them are extremely beneficial for the overall health and because of that they are widely used for centuries. Their intake will boost your health in so many ways, battle inflammation, relieve pain, relax your body, and above all enhance your energy levels making you feel fresh once you wake up in the morning.
This recipe is based on powerful and as well as delicious nutrients that will offer you a quality restful sleep.
Recipe of a Ginger-Turmeric Elixir
1 small piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 pinch black pepper
2 cups of coconut milk
1 teaspoon of honey or maple syrup
Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
Method of Preparation:
In a saucepan add the listedingredients; mix them and the resulting mixture heat it for 5 minutes.
Use: Consume it in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Drink it regularly, and you will be amazed by the positive results!
Health Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger
This root can fight inflammation, better sleep, alleviate pain, energize the body, and treat anxiety and depression. Additionally, it promotes heart health, controls blood sugar levels, aids the digestive process, decreases oxidative stress, and last, but not at least prevents and treats cancer.
All these remarkable properties are a result of the presence of a powerful active compound known as curcumin. This compound offers the yellowish color of turmeric which is easily distinguished in curry meals.
Here it is what Susan McQuillan, MS, RDN, CDNstates about the potent turmeric properties:
“Curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity that can promote healing. Like ginger, studies have found that turmeric may have pain-reducing power equal in some cases to that of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
In clinical studies, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory action appears to help improve rheumatoid arthritis, post-operative inflammation, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and stomach ulcers.”
The only downside of the use of turmeric is that consumed alone it has very low bioavailability. However, that is easily solved by adding black pepper which for sure will enhance the bioavailability of the of turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, by 2000 times.
This is also extremely powerful plant that has the ability to naturally reduce inflammation, aid digestion, lower cholesterol levels, boost immunity, prevent cancer, and relieve nausea. Plus, its use will boost the blood circulation, better the cognitive abilities, alleviate muscle pain, and relax the body.
Regarding the use of ginger McQuillan states the following:
“The active medicinal ingredients in ginger are phytochemicals known as gingerols and shogoal. Ginger has long been used as an herbal remedy to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness, general nausea, and upset stomach and, more recently, post-surgical nausea and chemotherapy-induced nausea.
Ginger has also been used to treat and prevent the growth of H pylori, the bacteria responsible for gastric infections and ulcers. In addition to helping relieve pain, ginger may help to prevent some of the side effects associated with conventional painkillers as well. “