A New View of Healthy Eating: Make your own Turmeric Tea

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By Melanie A. Albert, intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker. Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

First, I would like to send warm wishes to everyone and their families who were touched by the recent Hurricane Matthew. I have been away from blogging for the last week or so, as my 87- and 90-year old Mom and Dad evacuated from their Cocoa Beach, Florida home of 28 years. Fortunately, they and their home are doing fine now, with a month or more of clean-up of trees, boat dock, and boats.

Today, the blog is about making your own turmeric tea. Turmeric is becoming more and more popular as a beverage in the US. With these simple steps, you can make your own turmeric tea (or drink) and enjoy it hot or cold. This is how my turmeric tea looked this week, with fresh turmeric from a grower at the Ahwatukee Farmers Market, right on the south side of South Mountain, here in Phoenix.

Step 1: Slice a few pieces of fresh turmeric root.

Step 2: Place turmeric root into pot with water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Step 3: Enjoy your turmeric root tea, hot or cold.

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating: Experience Root Tea

Ginger and turmeric herbs are tropical plants whose roots are used medicinally and as beverages. Ginger and turmeric tea have been popular in Asia for centuries. Ginger tea is very common in China. Turmeric tea is an everyday drink in Okinawa, Japan, home to the world’s highest known concentration of centenarians.

Ginger Root

  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces nausea and helps digestion
  • Beneficial for colds and the flu

Turmeric Root

  • Used medicinally in India and China for centuries
  • Contains curcumin, an anti-inflammatory known to alleviate arthritis and reduce muscle pain and joint inflammation
  • Thermogenic properties that increase metabolism and fat burning, which aid in the increasing of energy and weight loss

6 Steps to Make Root Tea

  1. Slice ginger or turmeric root into thin slices without skin.
  2. Place into a small pot of water.
  3. Add black pepper to turmeric to enhance its healing properties.
  4. Bring water to boil.
  5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. If desired, add honey for sweetness.

A New View of Healthy Eating is now available and a great gift idea for the holidays. Yes, a few people have already purchased the book for gifts. Thanks so much!

My nephew, Jack from North Carolina, asked me to “autograph” my book for him. So sweet. a-mel-jack-img_2257

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