Golden Milk is one of the most health-beneficial drinks you can treat your body with. The amazing health benefits of this beverage stem from turmeric, the key ingredient in this recipe. For one thing, turmeric is abundant in curcumin, its active component, which is a polyphenol that provides over 150 therapeutic effects – antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.
Additional health benefits of turmeric:
-It provides anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antimicrobial and analgesic properties.
-It strengthens immunity.
-It cleanses the liver.
-It regulates high blood pressure.
-It improves memory and brain function.
-It treats a number of skin conditions.
-It reduces cholesterol levels.
-It improves digestive health.
-It treats neurological disorders.
-It lowers triglycerides.
-It regulates metabolism and weight.
-It has anti-carcinogenic effect.
It’s also important to know that adding black pepper to turmeric increases curcumin’s bioavailability by 1,000 times, owing to piperine, the active ingredient in black pepper. Turmeric and black pepper is the perfect combination that provides optimal turmeric absorption in the body.
Step 1# Turmeric Paste
-1/2 tsp. ground pepper
-1/2 cup filtered water
-1/4 cup turmeric powder
In a small saucepan, mix all the ingredients well. Stir constantly on medium heat until you get a thick paste. This won’t take long so it’s important to be nearby in order to prevent sticking.
Store the mixture in a small jar after it cools down. Keep refrigerated.
Step 2# Golden Milk
-1 cup almond milk (you can use hemp or coconut milk as an alternative)
-1 tsp. coconut oil
-1/4 tsp. or more of turmeric paste
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan leaving out the honey. Warm on medium heat. Stir constantly, but don’t let the mixture boil. Add honey to sweeten up the taste.