Updated: Jun 30, 2019
During this time of the year, we can expect many germs to take over our bodies and reap havoc on our immune system. Fight off the cold and the flu with this high antioxidant drink .
Ingredients and Benefits
Antioxidants are important in the reduction of inflammation and infections being that they work to fight off free radical that destroy normal cell function and integrity. Along with antioxidants, this drink has a wide range of other nutrients that help fill the gaps of your medicine cabinet!
This recipe may be prepared cold or hot depending on your preference, but it serves as a great benefit either way. The ingredients needed to create this drink include: turmeric, lemon, pineapple juice, ginger & honey. Below you will find the wonderful benefits of the ingredients in this drink !
This herb has been passed down from generations of the Asian culture and have benefits in relieving depression, arthritis, and skin conditions. Many people also have used turmeric to treat eye infections, fever, fungus, and inflammation. The most benefit comes from the roots of the turmeric plant. It host the most active constituent, curcumin, which is what is responsible for many of the healing properties. Other constituents of turmeric include minerals, fatty acids, and polysaccharides.
This fruit is used for the common cold and flu, kidney stones, inflammation, and constipation. It is made up of natural sugars, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. The beneficial effects derive from that bioflavonoids in the lemon, which have antioxidant effects.
We have all heard of the many wonderful benefits of this plant. One of the main ingredients in ginger is gingerol, which helps in relieving nausea, irritable bowel, the common cold, stomach ache, inflammation, migraines and cough.
This tasty fruit has been used for swelling, sinus inflammation, blood clots, and shortness of breath. These benefits may come from the active ingredient, bromelain, which is a glycoprotein with protease inhibitors, peroxidase, phosphatase, and organically bound calcium.
Honey has been used for diabetes, bacterial infections, cough, ulcers, burns, skin wounds, inflammation , high cholesterol and diarrhea. Honey is rich in fatty acids, proteins, amino acids, abundant minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and polyphenols. These constituents are what make honey serve as an antibacterial, antioxidant, antitumor, hormonal, hypoglycemic, and wound healer .
Now that you know the benefits, here is how to prepare it !
1. Peel the skin off of the ginger and the turmeric
2. Cut the ginger and turmeric into small pieces
3. Mash up the turmeric and ginger together, until juices can be seen evacuating
4. Place ginger and turmeric into boiling water, boil for 1.5 minutes then reduce heat
5. After reducing heat, cover pot with a lid and let teal simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Strain tea from pot and add pineapple juice (optional)
7.Pour liquid into cup add honey (optional)
Stir and Enjoy !