What are the health benefits of turmeric tea? The nutrient benefit of turmeric tea is the following:
- Manganese- 26% of the Daily Value
- Iron- 9% of the Daily Value
- Copper- 4% of the Daily Value
- Low calories and contains about 10 to 30 calories per one cup.
There are some research studies that have shown that turmeric supplements can lower blood pressure levels. One research study revealed that taking turmeric for 12 weeks reduced systolic blood pressure levels. Curcumin is a component that is inside of turmeric. And research studies have shown that it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant property effects.
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Another research study showed it reduced LDL, (bad) cholesterol levels.
It is a great tea for evening hours as it has no caffeine, and it is low in calories, so it won’t affect you negatively from maintaining a healthy weight perspective.
What is interesting is that turmeric tea has less concentrated curcumin than turmeric supplements.
The different types of turmeric tea are the following:
Turmeric tea is considered safe for most people to consume within moderation. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is best to consume it within moderation.
If you are on any medication, it is best to consult with your doctor before drinking turmeric tea. Turmeric shouldn’t interact negatively with medications such as blood thinners, antibiotics, antidepressants, cancer drugs, etc.
A couple of different ways to make turmeric tea. One is by making fresh turmeric tea and that is by:
- Cut a one-inch piece of turmeric into small slices.
- Combine turmeric with one cup of water.
- Bring water and turmeric to boil and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Try to strain out of the turmeric pieces out of liquid.
To make turmeric tea use dried ground turmeric.
- Combine turmeric with one cup of boiling water.
- Let it sit for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Stir it to make sure that turmeric is well mixed and blended.
Some flavorings you can add to turmeric are:
- Maple syrup
- Black pepper
- The Bottom Line is the health benefits of turmeric tea is the ability to lower blood pressure levels based off numerous studies. And it has been shown through research studies it can potentially reduce LDL, (bad) cholesterol levels.
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