What are the benefits of turmeric milk?
Mar 04, 2022
Turmeric milk benefits health in multiple ways. This golden drink has gained prominence across the world as the most popular beverage. Also known as Golden milk or turmeric latte, it is known for immense health benefits. Curcumin in turmeric is highly effective in defending the body against infections and treating several chronic diseases like cancer. Ayurveda uses turmeric extensively for its anti-inflammatory properties. The antioxidants present in turmeric fight cell damage and lower the risk of infections and diseases.
Top 5 recipes with turmeric milk benefits
Turmeric Almond milk
Taking almond milk with turmeric is a good source of calcium, Vitamin D and supports weight management. And turmeric helps in reducing the risk of heart ailments, joint pains and infections.
Turmeric milk with Cinnamon and Ginger
Chronic inflammation is the reason for major diseases like cancer, Alzhemier’s and heart ailments. And the turmeric with high amount of curcumin can help reduce these conditions as curcumin is loaded with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. This can reduce joint aches, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Boil 1 glass milk with ½ inch cinnamon stick and ½ inch grated ginger and ½ teaspoon turmeric. Option: Adding pure Tulsi honey will enrich the taste, provide energy and defend the body against infections.
Pepper for easy absorption of curcumin
Turmeric milk benefits double when taken with black pepper. Though curcumin in turmeric is high on antiviral, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory properties, it works well only when it is absorbed well in the body. Combining it with black pepper enhances the bioavailability of curcumin. Black pepper contains the substance called Piperine which makes curcumin easily absorbed in the body.
Mix ½ teaspoon of pure organic turmeric, ½ teaspoon of black pepper powder and 1 glass of milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour it into a glass using a strainer. You could add a tablespoon of pure wild honey before drinking it.
Instant mix for immunity booster
Turmeric milk benefits are also largely seen in home remedies for cold, cough, sore throat. It acts as a good immunity booster, when mixed with pure spices known for their immense health benefits. While cinnamon is good for managing diabetes, blood pressure, weight loss, elaichi works well for gastrointestinal disorders. Dry ginger is beneficial for fat loss and morning sickness. And black pepper benefits digestion and importantly its component piperine helps in easy absorption of curcumin present in turmeric.
Blend 2-3 cinnamon sticks, 3 pods of elaichi, 1 tablespoon of black pepper, 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder and 1 tea spoon of sliced dry ginger into fine powder. This instant mix powder can be stored for a month. Add 1/2 teaspoon of instant mix to 1 glass of milk and bring it to a boil. This golden milk is not only delicious but is loaded with health benefits ranging from healthy heart to strong bones, improved digestion, reduced risk of infections and diseases.
Saffron & Pistachio in turmeric milk
Turmeric milk can be flavoured with coarsely powdered Pista and saffron. Pista is a great source of protein and promotes healthy blood flow, immune and nervous system. Saffron promotes good mental health and healthy glowing skin. Adding saffron and pista to turmeric milk gives a rich and comforting flavour along with health benefits. This drink can be had at bed time for sound sleep.
Boil 1 glass milk with ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and powdered pista. Stir in some crushed saffron strands before drinking the turmeric milk. Don’t add saffron while boiling milk as its volatile oils might get lost in the heating process.
Ayurveda recommends drinking warm milk at bed time for sound sleep. It can be further enriched with turmeric which is high on therapeutic qualities including the best anti-depressant.
While milk is loaded with nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D and proteins, turmeric is high on anti-inflammatory properties that can fight infection and reduce the risk of diseases.
Health benefits are seen in turmeric with high curcumin
Many studies suggest that high curcumin turmeric has the potential to fight infections and prevent health ailments. Normally, the regular turmeric packs available in the market contain a mere 2% or nil curcumin, as it is often extracted while processing.
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