This drink could help in more than a 100 ways. Surprised? So were we! And it does sound unbelievable, but it’s true. Golden milk is normal milk that contains turmeric. Making sure to add a pinch of turmeric to your regular glass of milk and it can give numerous benefits, from reducing inflammation to healthy cholesterol levels.
For further details on what this magic drink contains, read up below on how it could help you in nurturing aforementioned elements and how you can make your own golden milk with ease.Golden milk has is a significant healer in Ayurvedic medicine.
One key element that golden milk has for health benefits is turmeric. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and has its origins in the curcuma longa plant. Turmeric has been widely used in India for healing and is gaining popularity in the west as well.
Turmeric is used to treat
• Common colds
• Throat infections
• Liver problems
• Wounds and sores
Health benefits of golden milk
The ‘golden’ answer to as to how golden milk can benefit ones health in several ways, is listed below.
Benefits of turmeric
• Lowers blood pressure
• Regulates metabolism
• Ensure cholesterol levels remains healthy
• Helps in digestion
• Boosts immunity
• Reduces inflammation
When combined with black pepper, the effects are even better
The benefits of Golden milk and turmeric as its main ingredient have been discussed. What happens when black pepper is combined with golden milk– and it’s not just about taste. The smallest amount of black pepper mixed with golden milk increases the absorption of turmeric into the bloodstream. It also increases the chances of getting instant health benefits.
A chemical-oriented perspective would help in creating a better understanding of as to how both turmeric and black pepper act interdependently. Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, and black pepper has piperine. Piperine helps absorb large amounts of curcumin into the bloodstream, increasing the effectiveness of turmeric.
How to make golden milk
Here’s the fun part. Golden milk includes coconut milk, turmeric and black pepper. You can swap coconut milk with soy, almond, oat or rice milk. Add some extra spices such as cinnamon for flavour.
Recipe for making golden milk
• 2 cups of milk (rice, almond, oat, dairy, etc)
• 1 teaspoon of turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
• A small pinch of black pepper
Heat the milk in a saucepan before adding the rest of the ingredients. After adding all the ingredients, heat for 3-4 minutes and you enjoy your glass with godly healing powers.
Recipe for making golden milk powder
•A cup of turmeric powder
•½ cup of cinnamon powder
•2 tablespoons of black pepper
Mix the powders and keep in a jar. Add two teaspoons of the mix to a glass of warm milk. Add spices for flavour according to your preferences.
Recipe for golden milk paste
• 1 cup of turmeric
• 1 cup of clean water
• 2 tablespoons of black pepper
• 10 tablespoons of coconut oil
Heat the water with turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil until it becomes a paste. Then keep it in jar and refrigerate it.
Whenever you feel like you need a health boost, heat a tablespoon of this golden paste to go with your milk.
How to get turmeric
Turmeric is easily available in grocery stores and supermarkets.
Who should be drinking golden milk?
It is the perfect drink for you if you suffer from the following:
• Stomach aches
• Skin problems
• High cholesterol levels
• High blood pressure
• Coughs and colds
Next time you think about tea, try golden milk. You would surely be surprised by how much better you feel. And it’s also an easy way to deal with various health problems.