Thirsty Thursday Healthy Cocktail!

Here is a refreshing, healthy cocktail for your Thursday cocktail hour!

As a spice grown in India and Asia, turmeric has been used as a herbal remedy in China, India, and Indonesia for many years.

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin.  

Source:  Jay Kordich Image source:  www.rawforbeauty.com

Source: Jay Kordich
Image source: http://www.rawforbeauty.com

Turmeric is host to many health benefits!

Animal research showed anti-cancer effects, specifically tumors of the esophagus, mouth, intestines, stomach, breast, and skin.  Further research support its treatment for liver diseases, gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol levels,  blood clots, internal and external bleeding, and painful menstruation. Additional studies illustrate turmeric’s use for alleviating depression.  Currently, researchers are examining turmeric’s effect on arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and stomach ulcers.

Today, push the ingredients listed above through your juicer and drink up! The carrots and apple will add a touch of sweetness, making this blend your new cocktail of choice!

Eat well!  Be Healthy!  Be You!

*  Disclaimer:  As of today, October 10, 2013, I have not tried this healthy cocktail myself and will share my thoughts, first-hand, after I sip this nutritious drink!  If this concoction tastes really horrible, a shot of Vodka can be added! (Kidding, of course!) Please share your thoughts too!

References:

American Cancer Society. Accessed at http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/complementaryandalternativemedicine/herbsvitaminsandminerals/turmeric on October 8, 2013

WebMD.  Accessed at http://www.webmd.com/vitaminssupplements/ingredientmono-662-TURMERIC.aspx?activeIngredientId=662&activeIngredientName=TURMERIC on October 8, 2013.

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About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering "chronologically-enriched" clients about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle and preventing injury. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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