I talk a lot about confidence and one of my secret weapons that allows me to authentically be myself on a daily basis is my HEALTH. You might be thinking what does “health” have to do with confidence? How you look and feel has everything to do with how you see yourself and how you show up in the world.
This week I want to share with you a few foods that keep my skin glowing, my body healthy and my energy flowing so that I can connect with more women and support and guide them to transform their life so they experience success in their lives and business.
Turmeric has been used throughout history as a condiment in curry and therapeutically for its healing, anti-inflammatory properties. It has long been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Personally speaking, whenever anyone in my house starts to experience a stuffy nose or a cough, I turn to the healing property of turmeric. The yellow/orange pigment in turmeric is called curcumin, which has many healthy properties, but the main one and why it has been popular for centuries is because of its anti-inflammatory health benefits.
Here are a few health benefits of turmeric:
•Maintains healthy digestive system
•Promotes healthy liver function
•Supports healthy immune system
•May improve glucose control
•Promotes healthy arteries
•High in antioxidants
•May help with the digestion of fats
•Promotes healthy joints
•Positive affect on healthy cholesterol
•May help reduce the severity of bacterial and viral infections
Immuni Tea™ Recipe
1 cup filtered water
1 inch fresh ginger, grated
1 inch fresh, grated turmeric or ½ tsp. powdered turmeric
Juice of ½ freshly squeezed lemon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tsp. organic local honey
Heat water and turn off before it starts to boil. Pour water into a glass measuring cup and steep ginger and turmeric for 10 minutes. Pour and strain liquid into a cup. Add lemon juice, cayenne, and honey and stir. Drink while hot.
Celery is one of those hidden gems found in your refrigerator. You can juice it, dip it in hummus, spread nut butter over it, add it to salads, cut it up in your stir-fry, and use it as a snack in your children’s lunchbox.
Here are a few health benefits of celery:
- Reduces inflammation
- Antioxidant support
- Regulates alkaline balance
- Beauty mineral for gorgeous skin
- Aids digestion
- Promotes heart health
- Contains a healthy amount of sodium
- Promotes healthy cholesterol
- Rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, magnesium, and manganese
- Promotes healthy blood pressure
- Contains stress-relieving magnesium
Celery Lemon Juice Recipe
- ½ bunch organic celery
- 1 organic lemon
Run celery and lemon through your juicer.
Drink immediately to experience the health benefits of celery juice.