Over the holidays I got a bit of unpleasant news – I developed a stomach ulcer. Yuck. And ow. After going to the doctor they told me that I need to change my diet a bit. Cut back on spicy foods, no more tomatoes/tomato sauce (sigh, goodbye red sauce) and eat more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day. Challenge accepted.
A couple of years ago I went to an Ayurvedic cooking class with a friend, which teaches you how to incorporate healing spices in to your diet. I decided now would be a good time to really pay attention to what I learned. Turmeric helps with heartburn and an upset stomach, so what better place to start?
In your comfiest mug, fill it with hot water and these healthy ingredients:
- 2 dashes of turmeric
- 1-2 drops of honey or Agave
- 2 tsp of lemon juice (or lime if you’re in a pinch)
- 1 dash of cayenne pepper if you’re feeling frisky (although not recommended for getting over a stomach ulcer…)
After doing a little more research on spices that promote a healthy stomach, cumin, anise and nutmeg were at the top. So for a something a little sweeter:
1 stick of cinnamon
1 star anise
1 dash of nutmeg
1-2 drops of honey
You can find more information on healthy herbs from the Huffington Post.
(PS. This your friendly reminder to go get your yearly physical!)
Happy (Healthy) Eating, XO.