The bedtime drink that helps you lose weight while you sleep

Instead of dessert tonight, opt instead for a sweet and satisfying drink — one that helps you fight inflammation and lose weight while you sleep.

While turmeric lattes have caught on as the latest health craze in the coffee world, turmeric “tea” has been around in one version or another for centuries. The best part?
You don’t need an exact recipe, just a few simple ingredients.
What’s in turmeric tea?
Turmeric tea can be made a number of different ways; it all depends on your preferences. In general, however, it includes:
Water or milk (dairy milk or any kind of nut milk will do)
Turmeric
Black pepper
Ginger
Cinnamon
Other spices
Sweetener of your choice to taste (honey, stevia, etc.)
What are the health benefits?
1. Turmeric helps reduce inflammation and can aid in weight loss. Turmeric has long been honored for its ability to improve circulation and reduce inflammation in the body. Studies in animals have also shown it can reduce fat and increase weight loss, and a human study also confirmed these findings.
2. Cinnamon improves blood sugar levels. Numerous studies have shown that cinnamon can help lower fasting glucose levels. Since high glucose levels keep the body in fat-storage mode, maintaining lower blood sugar can help you lose weight.
3. Ginger improves digestion. Ginger is effective against inflammation and it also helps to improve digestion. Better digestion during sleep means less calories stored as fat — and a flatter tummy when you wake.
4. Replaces dessert. Turmeric tea also has a rich and satisfying taste, especially when made with milk. When used as an alternative to dessert, it can become a new and healthier after-dinner ritual that helps you wind down before bedtime.
How do I make it?
Making turmeric tea is easy and fast. Preparing the tea on the stove will bring out the best flavor from the spices and herbs, but you can also microwave hot water or milk and add the rest of the ingredients afterward.
If you’re making it on the stove, warm a cup of water or milk in a small pot. Gradually stir in about one teaspoon of turmeric, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of ginger, and sweetener, to taste. Stir until desired heat and flavor is achieved.
You can add more or less turmeric, depending on your tolerance and taste preferences. The black pepper is essential, however, as it helps the body to absorb the turmeric better.
As a 4,000-year-old remedy, turmeric has staying power in terms of its therapeutic properties. With turmeric tea, you can boost your weight loss efforts and enjoy the added health benefits of other powerful herbs and spices.

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