Turmeric or also known as Golden Milk is an ancient immune-boosting beverage that will improve your health on so many levels.
What On Earth Is Golden Milk?
Golden milk is made of herbs and spices with coconut milk and coconut oil warmed up to create this super-healthy drink. Even though you can drink this delicious milk whatever you want, it is recommended to consume it in the morning and before bed. In this way, you will reap all of its benefits.
Golden milk is also known as Haldi ka doodh, which means turmeric milk. It originates from India, where Golden milk was used for detoxification, healthy blood sugar, as an anti-inflammatory agent, and for many other health benefits. This magical potion will detoxify your liver and improve your health in general.
What’s in Golden Milk?
Golden milk is a combination of turmeric powder, coconut milk, coconut oil, ginger root, and black pepper. Traditionally, golden milk is made as milk and heated up. However, you can also make teas, pastes, and other variations of this drink. Let’s find out more the health benefits of the ingredients included in this recipe.
In Ancient medicine, turmeric has been used to treat liver disease, respiratory illnesses, skin disorders, gastrointestinal problems, muscle and joint pain, and to promote healing. Due to its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, turmeric is very beneficial for treating chronic disease and autoimmune disease where inflammation is prominent.
It has been shown that this spice can regulate blood sugar, treat food allergies and intolerances, prevent degenerative cognitive diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, treat cancer and depression, and neutralize free radicals, thus detoxifying the liver from environmental toxins.
Coconut oil offers plenty of health benefits. It has the ability to promote a healthy weight, healthy heart, healthy immune system, digestion, and can even prevent kidney and liver disease. It is a powerful wound healer and moisturizer.
Coconut milk is an excellent source of magnesium, electrolytes, vitamin B, and fatty acids. It can prevent weight gain, regulate blood sugar, and promote joint health.
It fights free radicals, helps digestion, fights anemia, and helps ease cold symptoms. Black pepper helps your body to absorb the turmeric effectively.
It helps digestion, treats nausea, and relieves cold symptoms. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and can help muscle pain, regulate blood sugar, and relieve menstrual pain.
It has strong antibacterial properties and promotes healing, cold relief, aids sleep and relaxation, and treats allergies.
How to Make It
It is very easy and simple to prepare golden milk. You will only need the ingredients listed above. Instead of coconut milk, you can use other types of milk. However, it is not recommended to use dairy milk because it is one of the most common food intolerances and can lead to various health problems, including eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, and acne. If you have an allergic reaction to dairy, you may experience breathing problems.
Golden Milk Recipe:
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A small piece (about a quarter to a half-inch wide) of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
- Pinch of black pepper
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Blend all the ingredients then pour the mixture into a saucepan to heat up for 5 minutes (no boiling)! Enjoy your drink!
It is recommended to consume it in the morning or in the evening before going to bed. This delicious milk will detoxify your body, promote healing, and reduce inflammation.
Source: Healthy Food House