To be honest with you, I really think that there’s nothing better than a hot beverage, first thing in the morning to warm up and prepare you for a new day. Agree? Well, many people around the world always for a cup of coffee or tea. Don’t get me wrong, these 2 drinks also have beneficial properties. But, I think that sometimes you should go for something more colorful. This is the reason why we highly recommend a good blend of coconut milk and turmeric. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Before we start, I would like to ask you a simple question – have you ever heard of golden milk? The main ingredient in this healing drink is turmeric, a rhizome in the ginger family that gives it a lovely golden hue. We can easily say that turmeric is one of the healthiest spices in the world. First of all, you should know that Golden milk is a traditional Ayurvedic drink and it has been enjoyed for millennia not only for its characteristically soothing warmth but for its ability to manage inflammation, improve the function of the digestive tract, and liver support. Many experts around the world have been studied turmeric and they’ve found that this amazing spice has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. But, the question remains – how does coconut milk and turmeric make such a good combination?
Turmeric – health benefits:
- Antiseptic – this powerful spice kills harmful bacteria and speeds healing for cuts and superficial burns.
- Analgesic – according to the experts, the antioxidants found in turmeric reduce swelling and relieve pain. It’s especially helpful for easing the joints of arthritis sufferers.
- Boosts immunity – the phytochemical curcumin found in turmeric can help you supercharge your immune system.
- Anti-carcinogenic – a recent study has discovered that a combination of turmeric and black pepper inhibited breast cancer cell growth by fifty percent.
- Promotes digestive health – we all know that a healthy gut is critical for all bodily functions, right? Then, you should know that turmeric stimulates the gall bladder to release bile, which is necessary to break down fats.
- Liver detoxifier – in a study of induced liver damage in rats, the experts have discovered that curcumin supplementation was found to increase the amount of glutathione (the “master antioxidant”) enzymes, significantly reducing free radical damage.
- Regulates metabolism and weight management – did you know that this powerful spice changes fat cells from passive to active, which your body will burn easier for energy.
- High blood pressure – a recent study, published in the Journal of Hypertension, has reported that a curcumin supplement combined with regular aerobic exercise improved heart function and increased muscle stress tolerance.
- Memory, brain function, and neurological disorders – a recent study, published in the Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, has revealed that turmeric can improve the memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease:
“Due to various effects of curcumin, such as decreased Beta-amyloid plaques, delayed degradation of neurons, metal-chelation, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and decreased microglia formation, the overall memory in patients with AD has improved.”
- Various skin conditions – turmeric contains fatty acids, which will protect you against radiation damage; it’s also effective in treating psoriasis, vitiligo, and skin cancer.
- Lowers triglycerides – and, one last thing – you should also know that the curcumin found in turmeric regulates low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the liver, blocks its absorption in the digestive system, and prevents oxidation in arterial linings, guarding against cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you don’t want to eat curry every day to get your dose of turmeric, drink this instead! This Golden milk recipe is very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 cup coconut milk (hemp is a good alternative)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (virgin)
- 1/4 teaspoon (or more) turmeric paste
- Honey (raw, unpasteurized, and local if you can get it)
- First, we’re going to show you how to make the turmeric paste – first, you need to place the turmeric, pepper, and water in a small saucepan and mix well over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is a thick paste.
- After that, you need to allow the mixture to cool before using and store in the refrigerator.
- To make the milk, combine all ingredients except honey in a saucepan and cook on medium, stirring constantly until hot. Do not allow to boil.
- Add honey to taste and enjoy! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank you and have a good one.