This is the recipe for Professor Bengmark’s turmeric shot – our favourite recipe during flu season!
Inflammation is partly controlled by our genes, where about 1200 genes are involved in controlling inflammation. However, it has been found that certain spices can influence these genes. Turmeric, which is the star ingredient of this recipe, is one of the most well-studied spices in regard to inflammation. That is mainly due to the powerful antioxidant curcumin which has been the main interest of researchers.
Our turmeric shot also contains the healthy spices cloves and cinnamon. However, be sure to get ceylon cinnamon and not the regular saigon cinnamon as it can contain the toxic substance coumarin. Cayenne pepper helps the body absorb all the goodness from these beneficial spices.
1/2-1 glass of fruit juice (pineapple, apple or similar)
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon cumin
1 small pinch ground cloves
1/2-1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon squeezed lemon
Mix the ingredients in a glass and drink 1-2 times a day.