I am so happy to share with you my new magical “potion” that I have been drinking. I made this about a week ago and I’ve been drinking at least 4-6 glass of it per-day since. It’s a mix of tumeric, ginger, cayanne, and lemon juice with hot water. This potion is powerful! We are talking detoxing and getting rid of toxins, your body naturally eliminating waste, anti-inflammatory, your waist size dropping and after a few days of sipping this your energy should be up.
On my second day of drinking this I went into work and shared my new found magical recipe with some coworkers. My boss said to me “when you walked in you looked less puffy, not that you always looked puffy before, but there was something about your color and your face where you just looked lighter”. I don’t weigh myself so I can’t tell you if I have lost weight, but I FEEL lighter and have more energy which means more to me than any number on a scale. Try this recipe and sip it for a few days along with eating a clean, healthy diet and report your results back to me. Go ahead and get your Harry Potter on and let me know what you think!
Turmeric-The major health benefits of Turmeric start with it being a strong anti-inflammatory spice. Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian systems of medicine for centuries and is now becoming popular in the Western world to treat various symptoms. Turmeric contains curcumin which is what gives the tumeric its yellow pigment. Curcumin has been shown to be as potent as other anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofin and hydrocortisone, without all the nasty side effects. Studies have also shown what a powerful antioxidant this spice is as it helps protect your body from free radicals that attack your body and can lead to cancer or DNA damage. The more turmeric in your diet the less destruction to your body, on a cellular level.
Ginger-There are many different forms of ginger from whole fresh roots, to crystallized ginger. For this recipe I used ground ginger or powdered ginger. Ginger has been used in herbal medicine to help promote the elimination of intestinal gas, and intestinal spasmolytic, which helps relax and soothe the intestinal tract. Adding this spice to the magic potion will help your body eliminate waste naturally, and get rid of excess bloat.
Cayenne- Cayanne gets its heat from the high concentration of capsaicin. Capsaicin is recognized as an effective pain reliever, as a digestive and anti-ulcer aid and also produces cardiovascular benefits. Adding cayenne pepper, even in small amounts can help reduce symptoms of indigestion. This spice can help reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and well as decrease the formation of blood clots. Cayenne pepper is known as increasing the body’s ability to burn fat, and who doesn’t want to burn more fat?
Lemon-Lemons are a great source of vitamin C and B6 as well as potassium, folic acid, flanoids, and phytochemical limonene. Lemon can help aid in weight loss because of its benefits as a digestive aid, and it helps cleanse the liver. Lemons are also a great way to help your body fight infections and promote immunity.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray M.D.
I make this mixture and sip on it for 5-7 days. I feel so light and healthy while I am drinking it so I don’t want to stop! Let me know what your results are in the comments below or on Facebook. One friend said she lost two inches on her waist after drinking it for four days!