Tea Time!

January 22, 2016 Jess Florio

Three of my favorite ingredients, especially together, are ginger, lemon, and turmeric-in a hot cup of tea. Last year, when my roommate and I were both sick, she encouraged me to try it and ever since I’ve been hooked. Not only is this combination full of flavor, but it is packed with the most wonderful benefits for your body!! 

Ginger, a plant cultivated in the humid tropics, has a pungent taste and a sweet but spicy aroma. It is a well known anti-inflammatory and has proven to aid in digestion. This is helpful in the case of joint swelling/pain, and gastrointestinal issues such as nausea. It also boosts metabolism and helps to reduce stress. It balances energy levels and acts as an antioxidant. Not only do I love using ginger root in my tea, but I also love it in stir-fry dishes. It’s distinct flavor and smell are enjoyable in a diversity of recipes. Incorporating ginger into your tea, your meals, and your life is sure to be nourishing to both your body and your soul!

Lemon, like ginger, helps to alleviate inflammation, pain, and digestive problems. Lemon is so versatile, again because of it’s unique flavor. Everyone knows it’s full of Vitamin C, which helps protect your immune system, but did you know that it can help to balance your mood too? 

And last, but certainly not least- turmeric. Another intense flavor. Maybe there’s something good about that! This plant is also cultivated in tropical areas. It contains natural antioxidants, and is used to clean wounds, treat respiratory conditions, and aid in reducing abdominal pain. It can also help to curb sugar cravings and is beneficial to the skin as a protector against acne and wrinkles. 

If you’ve never tried this tea before, be warned-each of these ingredients is powerful in taste. A little goes a long way. This tea will wake you up, spice up your life, and keep you coming back for more! Be sure to enjoy in moderation! 

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