Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox Tea
Turmeric Tea: A Liver Detox
Learn how to detox your liver with delicious turmeric tea, using the powerful liver detoxifying spice, turmeric. This is also a powerful anti-inflammatory!
Why Should You Detox Your Liver?
In this post, I showed you common signs of a stressed and overworked liver. In today’s toxic and chemically filled world, I think it’s extremely important to provide the building blocks your body needs so it can detox properly and eliminate these harmful toxins.
Our air is toxic, our food is toxic, our water is toxic, and the list goes on. This makes our liver overburdened, stressed and overworked trying to keep up with the onslaught of toxins that get thrown at it daily. When our liver can’t keep up with our toxic load, toxins accumulate in the body. In fact, studies shows that 100 percent of human fat cell biopsies reveal elevated levels of known toxins. And that’s a big problem because as a result, our health suffers in major ways!
Mary Vance, holistic nutritionist and author of Three Weeks to Vitality says,
“Toxic overload creates an acidic internal environment and has been implicated in a number of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic fatigue, allergies, skin conditions, asthma, mental illness, hypertension, gastritis, kidney disease and obesity. Studies are beginning to reveal that toxic overload contributes to more serious conditions such as autoimmune diseases, inflammatory/rheumatoid arthritis, and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”
Saying no to processed foods and chemically filled personal care and cleaning products are the best things you can do to reduce your toxic load and keep your liver strong and healthy.
In addition to not eating processed foods and using more natural personal care and cleaning products, you can also detox your liver by using herbs and spices that support the body’s detox pathways.
TURMERIC TEA – NATURE’S LIVER DETOX
Providing your body with liver supportive herbs and spices is a wonderful way to detox your liver. Turmeric is a powerful liver cleansing spice. Incorporating this spice into your nutrition will help support and detoxify your liver and provide potent anti-inflammatory benefits.
My favorite way to incorporate turmeric in my diet is by making a tasty and comforting turmeric tea. It’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy and extremely delicious. It tastes very similar to a chai tea. Turmeric tea is a delightful way to heal, cleanse and detoxify your body and liver. But that’s not all! Turmeric is the said to be the world’s most important spice because of the long list of health benefits.
Other benefits of turmeric tea:
- Detoxifies body and liver
- Boosts immunity by improving liver function
- protects liver tissue
- Cleanses and purifies the blood
- Eases symptoms of coughs and colds
- Improves circulation in the body
- Improves skin complexion
- Prevents internal blood clotting
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Reduces inflammation – all types of arthritis and other inflammation
- Stimulates secretion of bile which helps break down fat
Ingredients for Detox Turmeric Tea
I included ingredients that not only make this tea taste absolutely delicious, but every ingredient is chosen to maximize nutrients and absorption, and to help detoxify and rid the body of inflammation.
Turmeric is a powerful liver and body cleanser. Turmeric is also a very effective anti-inflammatory. Studies like this and this show turmeric is more effective at providing anti-inflammatory relief than taking NSAID’s and other drugs.
Turmeric combined with ginger doubles the anti-inflammatory results. Ginger also works wonders for headaches, joint pain, and arthritis, especially rheumatoid arthritis. Ginger is a very effective digestive aid.
Sources agree that piperine in black pepper maximizes the benefits of turmeric and helps our body absorb it better.
Cinnamon contains anti-inflammatory properties.
The fats in the coconut milk help enhance turmeric nutrient absorption. These medium chain fatty acids also get used immediately as energy for your body and aren’t easily stored as fat. These extremely healthy and beneficial fats also keep you full longer and actually protect against heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
Raw honey is rich in enzymes, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and helps promote digestive health.
I do not recommend using ground turmeric and ground ginger for this tea because you probably will not like the taste (I didn’t at all!). Fresh turmeric and fresh ginger have exceptional flavor and tastes very different from their ground counterparts. More and more stores are carrying fresh turmeric. If your local store does not carry fresh turmeric, you can order it HERE. I would also encourage you to ask your grocery store manager if they would consider carrying it. You can usually find fresh turmeric in most ethnic grocery stores, too.
- 2 teaspoons fresh turmeric, peeled and finely grated (Find HERE)
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
- ½ - ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch black pepper
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pure raw honey or sweetener of choice
- ¼ cup coconut milk (or milk of choice), I use THIS coconut milk
- boiling water
- Fill mug halfway full with boiling water.
- Add in turmeric and ginger.
- Cover and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in cinnamon, black pepper, vanilla and honey.
- Fill the rest of the mug with coconut milk and stir.
If you are looking for a safe liver detox program, I recommend THIS liver cleansing and detox program by holistic nutritionist Mary Vance. I have gone through it myself and can highly recommend it. She focuses on real, nutrient dense food and liver supportive herbs and helps transition you into a healthy long-term lifestyle. Click HERE to find out more about it and to purchase her book, Three Weeks to Vitality.
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Do you incorporate turmeric in your daily nutrition?