First week of the new year and it's time to slowly get back to our good, healthy habits! We have found you a recipe for tea, quite widespread and especially effective for strengthening the immune system.

These are four simple but really beneficial and soothing ingredients that boost your energy. Lemon, ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper are the ingredients we recommend to include in your morning routine!

Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, ideal for fighting colds, and antioxidants with a strong anti-inflammatory effect. They are rich in proteins and vitamin B, while they contain flavonoids, phosphorus, potassium and coagulant oils with antibacterial properties.

Ginger is rich in antioxidants and research shows that it has a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Antioxidants act as our body's protection against free radicals. It also relieves bloating and is helpful with nausea. Also, ginger helps promote healthy sweating, which is a great way to flush out toxins.

Turmeric is now known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as being full of antioxidants. It can help reduce symptoms of depression, fight cancer and help prevent diabetes. It is an amazing spice that you can use in many recipes.

Cayenne pepper, as well as the varieties of peppers and chilies, contain in their composition the well-known compound capsaicin. This ingredient has many healing properties. It contributes, primarily, to the reduction of cholesterol levels, but also to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. It also has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It can help clear congestion as well as act as a natural pain reliever. It can help with weight loss and boost your immune system with its high beta-carotene content.


2-3 cm of thinly sliced ginger

½ cup of boiling water

Juice of ½ lemon

¾ filtered water at room temperature

1 pinch of cayenne

Use this recipe more as a guide, depending on your personal taste preferences. Clean and slice the ginger and add it to a cup. Pour about ½ cup of boiling water, cover the glass and let the ginger soak for at least 10 minutes.

Add the juice of ½ lemon and about ¾ cup room temperature water. Finally add the cayenne (depending on how spicy you want it)

Seize your day and live it as well as possible! And what do you need to succeed? Energy! Include the tea we recommend in your morning routine and you will see how you will feel! Boost your energy!

-Itoocan Team

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