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Turmeric Tea: The Calming Elixir

As the fall season has begun to settle in, so have routines. Don’t get us wrong, routines are great for maintaining stability and consistency during the madness. However, when you find yourself overwhelmed, it is important to take a step back and fall back on the habits that keep you grounded.

For me, nothing more keeps me sane than a hot cup of turmeric tea. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It has been used in the Indian subcontinent for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. When I drink it, anything is possible. It is a complete mindset shift. I believe turmeric’s most relevant benefit is its anti-inflammatory properties.

What is inflammation? 

Inflammation is extremely important for your body to function, as it helps fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage. However, too much inflammation, or chronic inflammation can become a problem and begin to attack your body’s own tissues. Chronic inflammation is contributing factor to major diseases like heart disease, cancer, and various degenerative conditions. Examples of foods that cause inflammation are typically packaged, processed, and contain levels of trans or saturated fats.

The takeaway here is that if you want to invest in your health long term, turmeric tea is a great supplement. A happy gut is a happy life!

 

 

 

 

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