Instead of suffering from colds and flus this fall, supercharge your body and diet with turmeric!

Starting the day with your morning routine may suit your needs just fine. A bit of yoga, maybe meditation, a shower, a healthy breakfast with organic coffee, and then out the door.

Turmeric can reduce the symptoms of a cold, even prevent them altogether!

One active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has been the focus of several academic studies.

Curcumin’s anticancer potential:Curcumin may play a vital role in cancer prevention, according to a study published in BioMed Research International (2014).
You can include turmeric in your morning smoothie and get the benefits of its anti-inflammatory properties or even add it to your afternoon tea or evening meal.
This amazing yellow spice is an immune system modulator as it helps your white blood cells work together in harmony so that you can fight off invaders (viruses, bacteria and fungi) better and stay sniffle-free.
You want to give your body what it needs and it makes sense to use food to do that – you may be surprised by just how much your body will grow to want and benefit from this spice.

  • The Turmeric and Lemon Morning Elixir
    1 serving
    Prep Time- 5 minutes
    Cook Time- no cooking

 

  • Ingredients
    What you’ll need…
    1/2 of a lemon, squeezed for juice
    1/4 – 1/2 tsp turmeric
    1/2 tsp honey
    1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
    1 cup warm water, and/or coconut milk (the coconut milk adds healthy fats, and helps absorption of turmeric)

Mix the lemon juice, turmeric and honey into your cup of warm water or milk. You will want to stir these ingredients well. Add cinnamon on top and continue to stir your morning elixir as you drink it — this will ensure that the turmeric does not settle at the bottom of your cup.

Turmeric with its main active ingredient, curcumin, may be that one healthy addition to your morning routine you’ve been looking for, and can help you fight inflammation in your body.  I enjoy this elixir nearly every morning with fruit, which adds a sweet, delicious twist.

What healthy alternatives get your morning off to a perfect start?

FOR NIGHTS 

Before bed, make sweet and spicy golden turmeric milk to encourage sleep.

Turmeric Milk Bedtime Tonic

  • 1 cup pastured organic milk or nut milk
    1-2 tsps turmeric powder
    1 tsp raw honey

Heat milk in pan until it is just steaming.
Add turmeric, stir and pour in mug.
Add honey if desired and top with a dash of cinnamon.

Source : http://thenutritionwatchdog.com

By  Liz Perkins Nourishing