Want to Explode Belly Fat? Try These 3 Delicious and Healthy Saffron Drink Recipes

Turmeric is a vibrant orange spice with exceptional versatility. From curries to roasted vegetables, this spice infuses its earthy, slightly bitter flavor into any dish. In addition to tasty cooking, it also works well in drinks, adding a warming touch to a morning latte or cup of tea. Even better, it’s packed with health-boosting compounds that help ward off inflammation, weight gain, and mood swings. Below is a deeper look at the health benefits of saffron and three saffron drink recipes to get you started.

Turmeric Benefit #1: Lowers the risk of diabetes

Turmeric is packed with curcuminoids, anti-inflammatory compounds that, according to researchers report in the journal Diabetes care, can help prevent diabetes. As? The researchers’ randomized trial found that curcuminoids improved the function of cells that produce and release insulin (known as beta cells). Pre-diabetic study participants who consumed turmeric every day for nine months did not develop type 2 diabetes.

Turmeric Benefit #2: Supports Weight Loss Efforts

Adding turmeric to your daily diet may help you lose weight faster, suggests a 2019 review of studies. One key finding: Taking curcumin (a compound in turmeric) every day reduced body mass index in participants with the disease non-alcoholic fatty liver after eight weeks. Similar research published in the journal Drug Research (Stuttgart) found that participants who consumed saffron daily lost significantly more belly fat in eight weeks than those who did not consume saffron.

Turmeric Benefit #3: Improves mood

Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory compounds can also help you feel more cheerful. That’s the word from researchers reporting in the journal Phytotherapy Research. In their small study, six weeks of daily consumption of curcumin helped reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder in patients.

Magic Matcha Latte with Spices


Ingredients and indications:

Heat the first 3 ingredients with 1 cup of water; divide between 2 mugs. Cover each with milk. Yields 2 servings.

The coffee craze with saffron and ginger

Coffee trendy drink with turmeric and ginger

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Ingredients and indications:

Microwave first 4 ingredients until warm, 1 min. Divide the espresso between 2 mugs; top each with the almond milk mixture. Yields 2 servings.

Golden Turmeric Tea

Golden Turmeric Tea

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Ingredients and indications:

Bring all ingredients plus 1 cup of water to a boil; reduce heat. Cook 10 min.; variety. Divide the tea between 2 mugs. Yields 2 servings.

This content is not a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always consult your doctor before following any treatment plan.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, First for Women.

Want to Explode Belly Fat? Try These 3 Delicious and Healthy Saffron Drink Recipes

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