What else can the turmeric in a cup of my lemon and turmeric drink do? Some people find that consuming turmeric regularly helps them fight depression and many other mental health conditions. And curcumin has been shown to benefit cancer patients because it inhibits the growth of almost all types of tumor cells.
Simply juice one beet, 3 carrots, 1 orange, half a lemon, 5 teaspoons turmeric, and a small chunk of ginger. Once the veggies are in liquid form, serve the juice over ice and sprinkle in a pinch of cayenne and black pepper. This superfood-packed pick is teeming with fiber, iron, manganese, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
Cozying up to a mug of comforting hot cocoa definitely makes winter nights more tolerable, but many of the mixes contain too much sugar and harmful additives. Warm up to a better-for-you version of the sinful stuff instead. Just combine a half cup of almond milk with a half cup of water, ½ tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder, ½ teaspoon raw maca powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric, ½ tablespoon maple syrup, 3 dashes of cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne and sea salt. After it's blended, pour it into your favorite mug, heat it in the microwave, and then you're good to go. See how this pick ranks against 19 of Your Favorite Hot Cocoas—Ranked.
All you need for this one is a blender and 1 cup of coconut water, a peach, a banana, a carrot, ½ teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon ginger, and some ice. Coconut water is packed with potassium and electrolytes, so we're giving this one the green light. And if you're into the plant-H20 trend, check out these 10 Plant-Based Waters Making A Splash.
Nutrition: 142 calories, 3.6 g fat (0 g saturated), 137 mg sodium, 29 g carbs, 4.4 g fiber, 18.8 g sugar, 2.4 g protein.
And while the benefits of medicinal plants are becoming increasingly recognized in modern society, they’ve been around for a long time. Using plants for healing purposes is a part of Ayurvedic and Unani traditions (source) as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (source).
Turmeric Veggie Juice.
Nutrition: 256 calories, 8.8 g fat (5.6 g saturated), 239 mg sodium, 37 g carbs, 6.8 g fiber, 26.7 g sugar, 11.3 g protein.