The mixture of turmeric, ginger and coconut milk is called “the golden milk”. You must have heard about this milk up to now, but never thought which the main ingredients were, and which its powers were, because of which this beverage had gotten the name “the golden milk”. In this article we shall specify each ingredient separately and its health benefits.
This beverage is best consumed in the morning and in the evening, and prior to its use it needs to be warmed so that it forms a tasty and nutritious beverage. It has also another name “Haldi ka doodh”, which relates to the turmeric milk believed to be a part of the traditional Indian cuisine, as an essential part of Ayurveda. It has been utilized for treating many health conditions like inflammation, high blood sugar, and so on. Likewise, it is a great tool for detoxification of the body.If you consume it before going to bed, it will efficiently clean your liver.
This amazing drink is a mixture of turmeric, coconut oil, coconut milk, ginger root, and black pepper. If you want to add flavor to it, you can also add some honey. However, the turmeric is the best ingredient that provides great efficiency, but also the other ingredients attribute with their numerous health benefits.
It is called “the golden milk” because traditionally it has been consumed as heated milk, but it can be used for preparing pastes, smoothies, teas, and in many kinds of meals.
Why is it so powerful?
The answer is in its ingredients which we shall present each one of them:
Turmeric is the main beneficial ingredient that offers many health advantages. Since ancient times it has been used for treating many diseases like arthritis, muscle and joint pain, liver diseases, respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal issue, skin disorders. It boosts the immune system thus making the overall health stronger. Furthermore, it is helpful in the case of the chronic and autoimmune diseases due to its potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
The benefits cannot stop as it treats depression, regulates blood sugar, neutralizes harmful free radicals thereby cleanses the liver; treats cancer, food allergies and intolerances. It is highly recommendable for the mental health as it prevents dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Ginger, on the other hand, contains strong anti-inflammatory features, thanks to which it relieves nausea and muscle pain, cold symptoms, regulates blood sugar, alleviates menstrual pain, and helps digestion.
Black pepper stimulates the absorption of turmeric. Likewise, it combats against free radicals, prevents anemia, helps digestion, and relieves cold symptoms.
Coconut oil has the following health advantages: enhancing the immune system, helping digestion, regulating body weight, preventing kidney and liver diseases, supporting cardiovascular health, and improving the skin and the overall beauty.
Coconut milk is rich in vitamin B, electrolytes, magnesium, and fatty acids. Likewise, it regulates blood sugar, supports joint health, and helps the process of blood loss.
Honey has many health advantages, some of them are relieving cold and flu symptoms, treating allergies thanks to its potent antibacterial properties. Successfully relaxes the body by which it helps in the case of sleep deprivation.
Now, since you have read about all these incredible health benefits, all you have to do is to prepare it. Here it is the method of preparation:
Golden Milk Recipe
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- a small piece of ginger root, (peeled and nicely chopped)
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of honey(optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
The method of preparation:
It is very simple, use the blender and blend all the ingredients, then heat them in a pan for 5 minutes, but do not boil it.
Coconut milk can be replaced with any other type of milk, but dairy is not recommended because it may lead to allergic reactions, acne, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, or breathing issues.
For optimal results, drink this beverage on empty stomach either in the morning or before going to bed. Your body will be detoxified, inflammation prevented, the process of healing speeded, and the whole body health improved.