The benefits of turmeric are well documented. It is one of the best ways of fighting inflammation and preventing disease and illness that have been linked to inflammation. But there is evidence now that it even has the power to prevent Type-2 diabetes in people who are severely at risk of developing this disease.
Turmeric Tea Recipe
This turmeric tea recipe only contains 5 ingredients and is packed with superfoods that work to heal your body from infection and other day-to-day illnesses.
- 1/3 cup / 80 ml good, raw honey
- 2 1/2 teaspoons dried turmeric
- big pinch of freshly ground black pepper
The ground pepper is important as that is what makes the turmeric so powerful. The active component in turmeric is curcumin (that’s what heals our bodies), and black pepper allows our bodies to absorb it more efficiently so we don’t miss out on any of its properties.
Begin by working the turmeric into the honey until it forms a paste. You can store this mixture in a jar and keep it on hand whenever you want to make a mug of this tea. For each cup of tea, place a heaping teaspoon of the turmeric paste in the bottom of a mug. Pour hot water into the mug but make sure it isn’t boiling hot. Stir well to dissolve the turmeric paste. Add a big squeeze of juice from a lemon, and a good amount of black pepper. Stir again to incorporate everything and drink right away, making sure nothing settles at the bottom of the mug. Enjoy!
Turmeric For Diabetes
In a recent study on just what turmeric can do for your body, researchers have discovered that it can actually work to prevent type-2 diabetes in people who are in a state of pre-diabetes. In other words, people who are severely at risk of type-2 diabetes can now avoid this disease using turmeric.
The study took two groups of people who were in a state of pre-diabetes. Over a 9 month period, one group was given a placebo, while the other group was given curcumin supplements – curcumin being the active component of turmeric.
After the 9 months, 16.4% of the subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed type-2 diabetes, while no one in the curcumin group was diagnosed with the disease.
Be using turmeric in your diet and ensuring that your overall diet is healthy, you can avoid a disease affecting millions of Americans today.
So go out and get your hands on some turmeric today and just watch what it can do for you!