Turmeric is a common spice and a major ingredient in curry powder. Curcumin is a major component of turmeric, and the activities of turmeric are commonly attributed to curcuminoids (curcumin and closely related substances). Curcumin gives turmeric its yellow color It has numerous bioactive compounds that endow several medicinal benefits to this spice. Other compounds that are present in turmeric are volatile oils, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, linolenic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, which provide this spice with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-microbial and thermogenic properties. Not only does this spice help in keep your body healthy, it also helps in losing weight. A cupful of turmeric tea is the answer to your weight loss woes.
Turmeric tea has anti-inflammatory properties, inflammation is greatly associated with obesity or excessive fat deposition in the body. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice that helps reduce inflammation and associated oxidative stress, and thus be useful in losing weight. Turmeric tea prevents metabolic syndrome; Metabolic syndrome is another prevalent risk factor linked with obesity. Fat accumulation around the abdomen causes metabolic changes that cause metabolic syndrome. Turmeric helps reduce the risk of cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood sugar levels that act against the condition. Turmeric tea is great for digestion, a good digestive system is the key to lose weight. Turmeric tea helps relieve stomach disorders like gas, bloating and further improve bowel movements that help you lose weight. Regular consumption of turmeric tea helps increase the bile production present in the stomach. It is a digestive juice that helps in emulsifying fat and its metabolism. This process makes this spice a great way to lose weight. Turmeric tea helps regulate sugar levels and prevent insulin resistance, as a result excess fat is not retained in your body. If you can boil water, you can make turmeric tea! Just a few simple steps and you’ll be sipping to good health. Add the water, turmeric, lemon juice, honey, and black pepper to a small pot, then whisk together. Heat on high flame just until the tea starts to boil. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Let the tea cool for a minute or two. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy.
Written by: RIDA NAEEM