Turmeric Tuesday: Golden Milk Recipe Helps Fight Inflammation
Healthline writes about Five Natural Painkillers You Didn't Know About, and one of the ingredients mentioned is Turmeric, the powerful anti-inflammatory spice that's the main star of the Golden Milk recipe below.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and unique flavor. It contains the compound curcumin, an antioxidant that helps protect the body from free radical molecules that can damage cells and tissue.
Turmeric can also be used for the treatment of many conditions, including:
- stomach upset
Some people with OA also turn to turmeric as a natural pain reliever because it helps relieve inflammation.
Golden milk is a combination of milk (cow or nondairy milk), turmeric, a sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, coconut oil, and black pepper, along with other flavorful ingredients like the warming spices cinnamon and nutmeg. Turmeric’s golden hue is how the drink gets its namesake color and the majority of its associated healing and elixir status benefits.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in both traditional Chinese medicine as well as India’s Ayurvedic medical system. Historically, turmeric has been used for the treatment of liver disease, skin problems, respiratory and gastrointestinal ailments, sprained muscles, joint pains and arthritis, inflammation, and wound healing.
The majority of turmeric’s potent healing power is due to a powerful compound known as curcumin, a bioactive chemical with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research has proven that turmeric and curcumin have the abilities to:
- Help improve the memory of individuals in the early stages of diabetes and those at risk for cognitive damage.
- Reduce free radical damage to cells and tissues thanks to potent antioxidants.
- Reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis as well as numerous other inflammatory joint conditions.
- Support healthy cholesterol levels and prevent low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol oxidation.
- Positively modulate more than 160 different physiological pathways.
- Improve liver function.
- Protect against heavy metal damage.
- Inhibit and prevent certain types of cancer, including pancreatic, breast, and colon cancer.
- Reduce the degenerative symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric is also a source of numerous vitamins and minerals including manganese, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, E, and K.
You can read the full article via Organic Authority here.
Turmeric Golden Milk Recipe
2 cups unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon raw honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of black pepper
Mix all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook at a simmer for about five minutes or until all the ingredients have come together and reveal a smooth consistency and golden-yellow color.
Pour into a mug and garnish with cinnamon. Enjoy!