BPA Detox: Turmeric Tonic

How can you help the body detox from BPA? Turmeric helps rejuvenate the liver cells and recharge their capability to break down toxins. Other than being excellent for liver detox, turmeric has powerful antioxidative and anti-estrogenic abilities that can help combat the excess estrogenic activity from BPA and fight cancer. Here’s my recipe for a refreshing and delicious tumeric detox tonic that you can make in minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 2″ piece of fresh turmeric root
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp local raw unfiltered honey or natural sweetener of your choice
  • pure filtered water

 

Peel the turmeric root with a vegetable peeler
Add raw honey or other natural sweetener such as agave or maple syrup to taste.
Juice one lemon. Add pure, filtered water. I don’t usually measure the water, I add just about this much.
Add to Vitamix blender and blend for 2-3 minutes to pulverize the turmeric root completely. Chill and serve.

 

Now, I realize that I have a huge photo of a plastic Vitamix container in this recipe and this is one of the things I am struggling with so far in this journey. My Vitamix is an important tool in my kitchen. I make green smoothies, nut butters, nut milks and many other things in it daily. It was a big investment for our family, and sadly I don’t know of any other stainless or glass options for a blender that can pulverize things like whole turmeric root. I’ve heard that you can sometimes find vintage stainless steel Vitamix blenders on ebay. Making a huge change like this is definitely a gradual process – I’m sure eventually I will find a non-plastic option.

 

If anyone is interested, I also have an alternate recipe for this that uses a Champion juicer. Since the Champion parts are also plastic I prefer the Vitamix method .
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7 Comments

  1. kaya
    May 24, 2011

    i have been using turmeric for quite a long time, and i see the difference in over all complexion..and i recommened most of the people to give it a try atleast for a month…make a paste of it and apply over their faces to get rid of blemish and dark spots…

  2. Catherine
    Feb 3, 2012

    I am pretty sure that the vitamix container is BPA free!

    • jen
      Feb 15, 2012

      Hi Catherine-

      You are correct, the Vitamix now comes with BPA free containers. Mine is approx 4 years old and was purchased right before they made the switch :(

  3. Genita
    Feb 15, 2012

    Vitamix now has BPA free mixer containers that you can purchase individually.

    And thank you for the tumeric info regarding BPA! I cross referenced it and indeed there great scientific data supporting the anti estrogenic effects which would be very helpful while we make better choices to stay away from plastics!

    Shine!
    Genita Petralli H.H.P., N.C., M.H.
    Founder & Medical Director, Shangri-La Organic Health Clinic & Residential Retreat
    A Green Body & Mind Healing Center

  4. Brian Peanuts
    Aug 26, 2012

    Unfortunately, BPA Free usually means BPS which is worse. Type in BPS Harmful in any search engine and read the articles.

    Avoid cans, plastic containers and wraps, etc. Avoid as many sources possible… Eat raw foods.

    Do not worry it’s everywhere. You can’t escape it but you can deal with it. It’s about minimizing exposure to the lowest level. It’s about dealing with it.

    Ask yourself why BPA and BPS is everywhere. Do some research. When you find the true answer you aren’t going to like it.

  5. Sundaram
    Oct 14, 2012

    Why can’t you use organic tumeric powder instead of the root??? How much powder do you think the recipe would call for???
    Let me know by email plz.
    Thanks, Sundaram

  6. Sundaram
    Oct 14, 2012

    Can’t we use tumeric POWDER as well? How much to use?

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