Happy Holidays from QCHC!
As we mentioned yesterday, we are celebrating 12 days of Christmas for a healthier new year at Queen City Health Center! We’re asking everyone to commit to making one thoughtful health change each day over the next 12 days, and we guarantee you’ll notice a difference in the way you feel. If you missed Day 1, you can still grab the recipe for a Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie right here.
Day 2: Try This Alkalizing Lemon Water Recipe Before Bed!
There is no denying the health benefits of turmeric. This Indian spice, also known as cur cumin has been proven as a strong anti-inflammtory agent and antioxidant. When consumed regularly, and in the right quantities, it can slow down aging, reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and may even benefit cancer patients!
Adding turmeric to lemon provides an added bonus, since lemon is a naturally detoxifing and cleansing fruit. It activates your kidneys and liver to aid in cleaning out toxins systemically from your body and helps to alkalize your body as well!
Try adding this alkalizing lemon water recipe to your nighttime routine, for a better night’s sleep and an extra boost of energy in the mornings.
Recipe for Warm Lemon Water with Turmeric
- 1/2 lemon or 4-6 drops lemon essential oil
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of turmeric
- warm filtered water
- a dab of honey (optional)
- Squeeze the 1/2 lemon into a mug.
- Add the turmeric.
- Add warm water.
- Stir well.
- Add honey to taste, if desired.
- Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.
Drink up! In addition to its many health benefits, this is also a great way to get more water into your system each day. This is important since most Americans suffer from dehydration.
Stay tuned for Day 3, to be posted tomorrow…
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