It provides remarkable benefits, and is especially helpful when consumed in the evening- This delicious healthy drink is worth its name- “Golden Milk”.
The core ingredient of the Golden Milk is the fantastic turmeric, which is incredibly effective in promoting our health. As many of you may know, it contains curcumin, polyphenol identified as the main active ingredient, which achieves more than 150 potential therapeutic activities, and possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
What you may not know is that when combined with black pepper, its benefits are incredibly increased. The addition of black pepper to dishes seasoned with turmeric increases the bioavailability of curcumin for about 1000 times, because of piperine, pungent properties of black pepper.
The calculation results in superb results: the turmeric- black pepper combination increases the body absorption of turmeric to 2000%!
Additional benefits of turmeric:
- High blood pressure
- Boosts the memory and the brain
- Promotes digestive health
- Liver detoxifier
- Different conditions of the skin
- Neurological disorders
- It reduces triglycerides
- Anti – cancerous
- Helps maintain cholesterol levels
- Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, analgesic properties
- Strengthens the immune system
- It regulates the metabolism and weight control
This miraculous mixture is done in two phases. Initially, you should prepare a turmeric paste, which would be later used with other ingredients in the preparation of the golden milk.
Phase 1 – A paste of turmeric
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
In a small cooking pot, mix all the above ingredients and stir well. Turn heat to medium and mix constantly until the mixture becomes a thick paste. Do not leave the pot on the stove since this process does not last long. Allow the mixture to cool and then keep it in a small jar in the fridge.
Phase 2 – Golden milk
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon or more paste of turmeric
- 1 cup almond milk
Note: You can also use hemp or coconut milk as a substitute to the almond milk, or naturally domestic cow milk, as recommended by Ayurveda.
In a cooking pot, mix all ingredients except the honey. Turn heat to medium and constantly stir while heating, but do not let it boil. The honey is added to taste.
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