Our bodies are taking in toxins, all day long, from air, water, and food. Introducing dietary behavior that can help rid the body of these toxins has been shown to help increase overall health and prevent illness. Two of the best substances you can ingest in order to battle dangerous toxins are lemon and turmeric.
Lemon and turmeric are actually the perfect detox combo! Lemons are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, while turmeric has been hailed as a “miracle spice” because of its many and varied medicinal values. A staple of Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines, turmeric is a strong antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals. It has great anti-inflammatory powers. It is also great for the skin, when applied topically. Perhaps most importantly, turmeric can expel toxins from the liver and kidneys. At the same time, it helps the digestive system absorb nutrients and regulates metabolism.
Lemon, a potent source of vitamin C, turmeric’s ultimate partner, reduces wrinkles and prevents premature aging. The citric acid in lemons balances pH values in skin. Lemons are also full of potassium and are a natural diuretic that encourages urination and removal of waste from the body.
Warm water with lemon and turmeric is a ridiculously simple yet amazingly beneficial elixir that will help your body cleanse itself and boost your overall health.
Lemon Turmeric Health Tea
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric
200 ml warm water
1 tbsp agave nectar or honey (optional)
Squeeze out lemon juice into a mug. Add turmeric and warm water. Stir well, adding agave or honey. Stir occasionally as turmeric tends to fall to the bottom of the mug.