Recently, inflammation has been revealed to be the culprit behind a variety of diseases and conditions. Fighting and eliminating inflammation has now become a priority in Western medicine since it has been linked to heart disease and cancer, the two most deadly diseases of our time. And, although there are medications that can reduce inflammation, the best way to eliminate it is naturally.
Fighting inflammation naturally is actually pretty simple – all you need to do is take a mix of cinnamon and turmeric. Both have been cornerstones of folk medicine in the past thanks to their variety of nutrients. Cinnamon, for example, is full of antioxidants, manganese, and calcium among other nutrients. The sweet spice can keep our blood sugar levels in check while also lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer. Furthermore, it has also exhibited powerful anti-microbial and antifungal properties in many studies.
Turmeric is a mainstay in natural medicine and a huge part of the ancient Ayurveda practice. It has been used as a natural remedy against inflammation for more than a few millennia, against simple and complex diseases and conditions as well. Turmeric works great against arthritis and can boost the function of our heart and brain while reducing inflammation at the same time.
We’ve been using both spices in our meals for quite a long time without being aware that they’re the key to reducing inflammation. Although the combination of turmeric and cinnamon seems unorthodox, it works amazing and without any side-effects. Taking the mixture will eliminate inflammation in your body without putting your health in danger as medications do.
There’s a third ingredient in the inflammation-busting recipe that completes the mix – green tea. A rich source of antioxidants and polyphenols, green tea’s powerful effects on our health have been known for centuries. Drinking it regularly will lower blood sugar and inflammation, control your cholesterol levels and prevent liver and heart problems. At the same time, green tea can help you lose weight while also fighting a whole range of conditions and diseases.
The tea is very simple to prepare, even if you’re not that deft in the kitchen.
Here’s what you need to do:
- 1-2 tablespoons green tea (or one tea bag)
- ¼ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon powdered turmeric
- 1 teaspoon honey (or stevia)
- A few lemon slices (peel included)
The mixture can be easily prepared with the help of a French press. Just add everything inside, add water to halfway and steep for 5 minutes. Leave the tea to cool down, add some ice, the lemon slices and drink this delicious mixture. The refreshing taste will surprise you – it’s a great drink for the summer.
At the same time, you’ll be able to lose weight and fight inflammation, lowering the risk of various disorders.