BY: Lively Staff

April 19, 2017

Bone Broth Tea with Ginger, Turmeric, Pepper and Lemon

Bone Broth Tea with Ginger, Turmeric, Pepper and Lemon: the healthiest thing you’ll ever drink!

You are what you drink as much as what you eat. And if you’re looking for a way to flush out toxins and encourage a healthier inflammatory response from your body, then grab a pot and a few simple ingredients to make this Bone Broth Tea with ginger, turmeric, pepper and lemon.

We have healthy ingredients at our fingertips no matter where we go. But it’s always a benefit when those ingredients are familiar enough that they’re probably in our kitchen cabinet, or at least easy to pick up at the store for just a few bucks!

The magical combination of these pantry ingredients works wonders in your body, especially when paired with our new USDA organic bone broth powder. Available in chicken or beef, each cup of bone broth tea is filled with all the goodness ginger, turmeric, pepper and lemon have to offer, along with 9 grams of collagen protein from the broth powder.

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a plant of the ginger family, native to Southeast India. It is majorly used in popular dishes such as curries, stews, meats and even desserts. A component found in turmeric called curcumin has been shown to produce a healthy inflammatory response when used properly. These effects may be accomplished through it’s ability to inhibit molecules usually associated with inflammation.[1] Recommended intake of turmeric is usually one to three grams per day of either fresh turmeric root, or dried turmeric powder.

Benefits of Ginger

Ginger is a root that is native to South Asia and part of the Zingiber family of plants. It is prominently used in Asian cuisine. Like turmeric, it’s healthy inflammatory responses seem to be stemmed from inhibiting certain pro-inflammatory molecules and synthesizers.[2] Ginger can be found in whole root form, or in powders and extracts.

Benefits of Lemon

Lemons are a source of vitamin C, offering 51% of the recommended daily intake per lemon.  Research shows that vitamin C rich fruits and veggies can improve overall cardiovascular health. (3).  Studies have also shown that lemon extracts contain plat compounds that aid in the prevention of weight gain (4). 

Benefits of Black Pepper

Pairing black pepper and turmeric can enhance a healthy inflammatory response, as black pepper contains piperine, an essential oil that aids in curcumin absorption by 2000% (5).

 

Bone Broth Tea with Ginger, Turmeric, Black Pepper, and Lemon
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 3 cups water
  2. 2 servings Bone Broth Collagen Powder
  3. 1 2" knob of fresh ginger - peeled and sliced
  4. 1 1" knob of fresh turmeric - peeled and sliced
  5. 2 slices fresh lemon
  6. 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil. Remove liquid from heat. Strain ingredients. Sip and savor.
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Sources

[1] Chainani-Wu, Nita. “Safety and anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin: a component of tumeric (Curcuma longa).” The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine 9.1 (2003): 161-168.

[2] Mashhadi, Nafiseh Shokri, et al. “Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence.”International journal of preventive medicine 4.Suppl 1 (2013): S36.

(3) Joshipura, K. J. (2001). The Effect of Fruit and Vegetable Intake on Risk for Coronary Heart Disease. Annals of Internal Medicine,134(12), 1106. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-134-12-200106190-00010

(4) Fukuchi Y, Hiramitsu M, Okada M, et al. Lemon Polyphenols Suppress Diet-induced Obesity by Up-Regulation of mRNA Levels of the Enzymes Involved in β-Oxidation in Mouse White Adipose Tissue. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. 2008;43(3):201-209. doi:10.3164/jcbn.2008066.

(5) Shoba, G., Joy, D., Joseph, T., Majeed, M., Rajendran, R., & Srinivas, P. (1998). Influence of Piperine on the Pharmacokinetics of Curcumin in Animals and Human Volunteers. Planta Medica,64(04), 353-356. doi:10.1055/s-2006-957450

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