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Popular during colder months, lemon and ginger tea is delicious, warming, low in calories, and full of health benefits. Add honey to sweeten it, a touch of turmeric for added health benefits, and enjoy.

Use fresh ginger root if you can, as it contains gingerol, a powerful antioxidant.
Honey also has antioxidant properties, while the polyphenols in turmeric have been found to help reduce inflammation, and relieve arthritis symptoms.

Try your own variations such as adding a small cinnamon stick for spice, mint leaves for a more refreshing drink, or leaving out the turmeric for a more citrus-flavoured toddy.

Making lemon ginger tea is simple. Allow 1 lemon per 2 cups.

  1. Make a cup (or pot) of your favourite green, oolong, or black tea.
  2. Cut lemon in half. Squeeze the juice from one half into 2 cups, and slice the rest.
  3. Finely slice a 2cm piece of root ginger.
  4. Divide the ginger and lemon slices between two cups. Add other ingredients such as turmeric, cinnamon, and mint if desired.
  5. Fill the cups with hot tea (or boiling water), and leave to steep for three minutes.
  6. Sweeten with honey if you want, and enjoy.

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