Mixing warm lemon water and turmeric together adds up to a tasty and refreshing elixir with potent medicinal properties. Lemons are famously rich in vitamin C, but are also packed with iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, antioxidants, fibers, and enzymes.
But to add to the already profuse healing potentials of this drink, you can add turmeric into the mix to make your lemon water a strong, cleansing drink with myriads of health benefits.
Below we’ve listed just some of the health benefits of drinking lemon water with turmeric:
1. It enhances digestion
Consuming turmeric in any form every day will stimulate the gallbladder, deter inflammation of the digestive tract and ease bloating and has. Then, the lemon juice aids in expelling harmful toxins from the digestive system.
2. Promotes healthy weight-loss
If you are looking to drop a few extra pounds, turmeric can aide you well on your mission.
It helps eject toxic components from your liver and kidneys and facilitates the absorption of nutrients in your digestive tract and boosts your metabolism.
3. It promotes skin health
Another thing turmeric is excellent for is keeping your skin healthy by cleansing, hydrating, and nourishing it and you can consume it orally or apply it directly on your skin.
4. Combining turmeric and lemon reduces the risk of infections
The immune-bolstering vitamin C and potassium in lemon, combined with the antibacterial, antiviral, and antimicrobial attributes of turmeric amount to one potent health bomb that will keep harmful bacteria and microbes that cause infections at bay.
5. Improves the health of the heart
Curcumin — a main component of turmeric powder – removes plaque that clogs up in the arteries, thus preventing blood clotting and lowering the risk of heart disease.
6. Lemons are rich in potassium
Lemons have are packed with potassium, which helps bolster your immune system, restores your energy, and lowers stress and anxiety.
Moreover, lemon is a natural diuretic and promotes periodic and easy urination.
7. Turmeric helps alleviate arthritis symptoms
The curcumin (which we already mentioned above) has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the symptoms of the chronic inflammatory disorder, rheumatoid arthritis.
8. It lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s
Turmeric averts the degradation of neurons by increasing the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (a hormone believed to maintain the brain’s health), which, in turn, will reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in those more susceptible to it. Curcumin in turmeric is even thought to boost memory and concentration.
Recipe for warm lemon water with turmeric:
- Half a lemon
- 1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
- warm water
- a dab of honey (optional)
Squeeze the lemon in a mug and add the turmeric, then the warm water. Stir the concoction nicely and add the honey, if you wish, to add to the taste. We recommend you keep a spoon in the cup as turmeric residue will fall to the bottom of the glass if not stirred.