Is it a HEALING Turmeric Immunity Tonic or is it a ‘Healthy’ Drink? Of course, it’s both. That’s the point I want to raise in today’s post.
Healthy and Healing, in my opinion, are one word.
I read healthy as HEALTHY = HEAL ‘THY’ = HEAL ‘YOU.’
HEALING = HEALING = ING = expressing the action of the verb to heal.
Do you get it? Powerful words, isn’t it? Our body can bring itself to its balanced state. Food paves the way for the body to do its work. Healing takes time. Healing takes work.
There is so much confusion regarding food today. If you want to improve your health and longevity, try reading The Okinawa way (Bradley Willcox MD, Craig Willcox PhD, and Makoto Suzuki MD).
Okinawa is the home of the longest-lived people in the world.
The Okinawans have a saying: Nuchi gusui – may your food (and lifestyle) heal. Okinawans not only look but have a different custom. They eat different foods compared to the Western Diet, including a great deal of bitter melon and Turmeric tea.
Regular exercise is Okinawan’s way of life. Mainly through martial art, they keep fit in all three components of fitness – anaerobic, flexibility and aerobic. Okinawans eat mostly a plant-based diet that includes fish and soy foods with a great variety of vegetables and moderate amounts of the right kinds of fat.
Also seem to have a strong social and community support. Their self-responsibility for health is surely a reason for them to be the longest-lived people in the world. Eating the Okinawa way makes so much sense.
For the recipe today I don’t have the Okinawan Turmeric Tea but a turmeric tonic that I try to drink almost every day. If you don’t have a juicer, use a blender to turn all the ingredients into a smoothie. Use this recipe as a base and add any other flavours you prefer. I try not to use fruits to my smoothies anymore. Vegetable juices are my way to go.
Turmeric has endless health benefits. As an Island girl although NOT OKINAWA but MAURITIUS I have so often seen my parents and grandparents using raw turmeric for healings.
Whenever somebody had a broken bone, that injured area would be wrapped in turmeric paste daily for weeks until it’s healed.
After childbirth women have to have turmeric milk and one generous tablespoon of raw turmeric paste 2-3 times daily for at least 12 days to 1 month.
I had three kids in Ireland and 1 in Mauritius. Among the four pregnancies and childbirth, I had suffered from serious post-natal depression with the three born in Ireland ( when I was not using all the natural home remedies).
As turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, I give it all credit for my quick recovery after childbirth in Mauritius. I wish I had been wiser and did what my elders taught me. I would have saved myself and my family from so much pain due to my depression.
Anyhow, better late than sorry! These days I use turmeric in almost everything I cook. My young girl of 4 asks me why I am only cooking yellow rice lately. Here is an example of my Turmeric and Clove rice.
- 3 organic carrots
- 2 organic celery sticks
- 2 inches of organic ginger
- 2 inches of organic turmeric
- One lime peeled and deseeded
- Bunch of Basil or any other herbs of choice
- Put all the ingredients into a juicer to extract the juice.
- It's better to consume this drink when fresh.
Carrots provide vitamin A, and it’s precursor, beta-carotene. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin. Carrots are also rich in potassium and fibre while being low in calories and almost fat-free.
Celery, The high amounts of vitamin C in celery, promote a healthy immune system.
Ginger nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain.
Turmeric Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound
Lime is an excellent alkalizing food and rich in Vit C
Basil is known to have potent antioxidant properties. The natural antioxidants found in basil can protect the body against damage from free radicals, thereby combat most forms of cancer. Basil also contains flavonoids, which protect cell structures from radiation and oxygen-based damage. Basil is a rich source of beta-carotene, which helps protect cells from free radical damage.
Source: Eat this, Authority Nutrition and Dr Axe. com
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