I'm a prolific drinker of tea morning, noon and night but after reading the following article I'm considering changing my drinking habits and converting full time to drinking the Coffee concoction to prove or disprove the statements within the article.
Why not try it for yourself!
Katherine Marko says: I have a morning routine that consists of adding a few key ingredients into my cup of brew, for the sake of helping fight inflammation. Chronic inflammation is linked to problems ranging from arthritis to Alzheimer’s, diabetes to hair loss. In fact, uncontrolled inflammation plays a large role in almost every major disease, including heart disease, cancer and even depression. And it’s for these reasons that I add three simple ingredients to my coffee each morning. Because when it comes to fighting inflammation, every little bit helps.
You don’t need a lot of turmeric, but here’s why you should add it to your morning coffee. Curcumin, the main compound found in turmeric, is widely known and accepted for its antioxidant, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
A pinch of ground pepper
However, consuming turmeric on its own has a relatively low bioavailability, which is why I add ground pepper to the mix. One way that our liver gets rid of foreign substances is to make it water soluble so that it can be excreted. But piperine, a molecule in black pepper, inhibits this process.
There is one other key ingredient and a couple more – one of which replaces refined sugar which a lot of people add to take away the bitterness.
She goes on to say:
For some — like me, who have an insatiable sweet tooth — not adding sweetness to my coffee makes for a rather boring cup. But instead of using refined sugar, I opt for a little raw honey. Raw honey contains antioxidants called phenolic compounds, and some honeys even have as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables. And, if you can get your hands on a jar of real Manuka honey from New Zealand or Australia, you can pump up your coffee with potent antifungal, antibiotic and antibacterial properties.
She goes on to mention many other alternative ingredients that you can add – so I suggest you go read the full article to get the full lowdown.
I Drink This 5-Ingredient Coffee Recipe Every Day To Fight Inflammation
Katherine Marko – November 26, 2017
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