Golden milk is an anti-inflammatory beverage that has recently risen to fame in Western cultures. Originating in India, golden milk refers to milk with turmeric and other spices added to it. This yellow drink offers numerous health benefits.
How to Make Golden Milk?
If you want to reap the benefits of having golden milk regularly, you can easily make it yourself at home.
- 1 cup of any unsweetened milk of your choice
- 1 tsp of organic turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
- A pinch of ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp of organic ginger powder
- 1 tsp of honey
Use a whisk to mix all the ingredients in a pot and set it on the stove to boil. The honey is optional, but it will add a delightful sweetness to your concoction. Once the mixture starts to boil, you can reduce the heat and let the drink simmer until it turns fragrant. Pour the mixture into your favorite mug and sprinkle more cinnamon if you like. You can make the golden milk in advance and store it in your fridge.
Benefits of Golden Milk
Regular consumption of golden milk may offer the following benefits to your body:
1. Anti-inflammatory properties
Spices like turmeric, ginger and cinnamon have anti-inflammatory properties. The curcumin in turmeric has been shown to make the spice support a healthy inflammation response. Adding turmeric to your lifestyle may prevent inflammation and support cardiovascular, immune and digestive health.* Joint discomfort can make daily activities difficult, but the anti-inflammatory effects of golden milk may improve joint health.*
2. Prevents cell damage
Curcumin, which is the active component in turmeric, is a strong antioxidant. Studies show it can help repair cell damage and support a strong immune system. This can reduce the body's vulnerability to many conditions. Antioxidants fight cell damage and protect the body from oxidative stress which lowers the risk of infections.*
3. Improved mood
Golden milk may improve the drinker's mood.* A 2015 study showed a link between inflammation and depression. Look for products standardized for 95% curcuminoids that also contain black pepper extract to enjoy the most of curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
4. Enhances cognitive abilities
Golden milk may boost brain functions and improve memory.* According to studies, curcumin is able to boost the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is the compound that promotes brain cell growth and helps the brain form new associations. Low levels of BDNF have been shown to hinder the operation of the brain.
5. Promotes cardiovascular health
Cinnamon and turmeric can reduce the risk of heart disease.* Cinnamon may help to lower total cholesterol, “bad” LDL levels and triglyceride, and it also boosts “good” HDL levels. Curcumin may improve endothelial function, which is essential for a healthy heart. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of golden milk ingredients can also protect the heart’s health.
Loaded with antioxidants and brimming with flavor, golden milk is the healthy and delicious drink of your dreams.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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