Recently golden milk has become very popular some people drink it in the morning, and some in the evening. It is a great beverage offering plenty of healthy benefits and because of that many people consume it.
If you have not heard about this drink up to now you have to know that milk does not refer to the dairy product, in fact it is made up of coconut milk and turmeric spice as main ingredient. Of course there are other variations of the recipe where coconut oil is used.
Turmeric is a remarkable spice with a long history of medicinal properties, but unfortunately it is not frequently used in the states. However, by consuming golden milk this situation will be changed soon and many of you will obtain all the benefits of this golden spice.
Follow reading and find out more what turmeric can offer to your body.
Turmeric Contains Over 150 Therapeutic Activities
Turmeric or the “spice of life” usually referred by the population in India provides numerous health benefits. As a matter of fact both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine have used this amazing spice in the treatment of skin issues, wound healing, sprained muscles, joint pain, respiratory ailments and liver disease.
The potency of this “spice of life” is fortified by the content of the bioactive ingredient called curcumin, which promotes overall health and well-being thus preventing the onset of different health conditions. It was discovered that curcumin acts on multiple levels and has wide-ranging mechanisms of action, and because of that it is an incredibly potent medicine. Thanks to the powerful anti-cancer, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has shown to have over 150 therapeutic activities.
Researchers made more scrutinized examination on the properties of curcumin, and came to a conclusion that curcumin has the ability to modulate over 160 different physiological pathways, modulate over 700 genes, make the cell`s membranes more orderly, and interact with histone, DNA and RNA, inflammatory molecules, various carrier proteins and metal ions, cell survival proteins, and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV1) integrase and protease.
Health Benefits of Drinking Golden Milk
The name itself “golden milk” tells that it is highly healthy and nutritious beverage providing a myriad of health benefits. Here below are some of them:
- Prevention of liver damage
- Stimulation of bile secretion
- Speeding up wound healing
- Protection against cataracts
- Promotion of healthy cholesterol levels
- Suppression of symptoms of type II diabetes
- Protection against fibrosis and pulmonary toxicity
- Suppression of tumor development
- Suppression of symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- Suppression of thrombosis
- Suppression of symptoms of multiple sclerosis
- Impediment of HIV replication
- Suppression of symptoms of Alzheimer`s disease
Curcumin`s bioavailability can be enhanced by 2,000% if it is combined with black pepper.
Preparation of Golden Milk
Here below are the needed ingredients for the preparation of turmeric paste:
- ¼ cup of turmeric powder
- ½ cup of filtered water
- a pinch of black pepper (ground)
Use a small saucepan and mix all the ingredients, then place the saucepan on medium heat. Stir the mixture till it transforms into a thick paste. Leave it to cool off and then store it in the fridge.
- 1 cup of coconut, hemp, or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon of turmeric paste
- Raw honey (optional)
Use a saucepan and mix all the ingredients, except for the honey. Place it on medium heat while stirring the mixture all the time, not letting it to reach its boiling point. In the end, add the honey, to taste.
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