From our Tea Blenders Box, this recipe is called “Detox” – a cleansing blend of turmeric, lemongrass, cinnamon and ginger – designed to bring a purer, less toxic balance to the body.
Toxins have been present in our world for centuries. They damage our enzymes and nearly all our organs and systems, impairing many bodily functions. In the past, toxins were mainly limited to occupational exposure, miners, for example, who developed black lung disease after inhaling coal dust. With the advent of the industrial age and manufactured products, however, toxins began impacting the larger population. Today, we face an onslaught of pollutants, pesticides, heavy metals, processed foods and more.
When your body’s toxic load soars too high, it can damage your detoxification pathways, including your detox organs – your digestive tract, liver and kidneys. This is why it is so vital to show your body some love, doing all you can to ensure self care.
This recipe for ‘Detox’ from our Tea Blenders Box calls for turmeric, lemongrass, cinnamon and ginger. Both turmeric and lemongrass help ease inflammation and offer ample antioxidants. Turmeric is good for the heart and brain as well, while lemongrass is good for the blood and helps ward off disease, uplift and cleanse. Yet another powerful antioxidant, cinnamon is a valuable free radical fighter and helps lower cholesterol. The grace note, ginger, adds an anti-viral embellishment, helping to prevent disease, ease pain and aid digestion.
Although we cannot always control our exposure to environmental toxins, such as pollution, we can strive to minimize it. What we can control is what we choose to ingest. We can opt for a healthful diet devoid of foods and drinks that are empty in calories, overly processed or high fat. We can commit to consuming more plant-based alternatives. And we can choose to fortify our bodies and quiet our minds with naturally occurring, immune-boosting substances such as spices – a wonderful and flavorful way to augment the already powerful mediative and restorative properties of tea.
"Carve out and claim the time to care for yourself
and kindle your own fire"
~ Amy Ippoliti
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