Golden milk is a multi-purpose mix and its taste is delightful. It combines the phenomenal powers of coconut milk and turmeric which makes it a great natural remedy for different types of health issues. Different cultures used the golden milk for millennia for improving health in innumerable different ways.
This drink originates from India, and in recent years, it is a major hit in Western countries. Customarily, this drink is prepared by heating up the milk, cow or plant-based, with turmeric, as well as other spices like cinnamon and ginger. Not only does it offer health benefits, but it is also used as a remedy to boost immunity and fight off illness.
Turmeric is one of the main ingredients of golden milk, which is a spice popular in Asian cuisine. It gives curry its yellow color. Curcumin, its active ingredient, has great antioxidant properties and because of that, it was used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Turmeric has over 150 medical properties, such as anti-inflammatory, strengthening the immune system, as well as treating various diseases and conditions.
Coconut milk is a rich source of MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides), which can fight inflammation, boost muscle growth, and help with losing weight. It can also help gut health and digestion due to its healthy fats and electrolytes.
By combining these two substances, there are many health benefits that the mixture can bring, such as:
- Fighting inflammation and soothing arthritis pain
- Activating 160 and more individual psychological functions
- Lowering high blood pressure and bad cholesterol
- Can improve memory
- Treating brain disorders
- Improves learning
- Stopping free-radical damage
The ingredients to make this mixture are the following:
- 1/8 tablespoon turmeric
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 pinch of black pepper
- 1 cup of water
- Raw, organic honey (optional for taste)
These are the instruction on how to make it:
Heat up all of the ingredients in a pan, stir them, and bring to simmer covered for about 10 minutes. You can sweeten the mixture with honey to make it tastier.
Drink it three times a day.