Stay Strong With These Golden Benefits Of Turmeric Latte

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  • Nutrition
  • Written by: Jillian Lai Mei Siew

Turmeric has many benefits for your body and brain, it is one of the richest sources of curcumin. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory benefits and is also a natural antioxidant. It helps in slowing down the aging process, preventing disorders such as Alzheimer’s and even depression. Curcumin, unfortunately, is poorly absorbed by the body. However, studies show that consuming black pepper along with it helps to increase curcumin absorption. Curcumin also breaks down and dissolves in fat or oil, pairing it with fatty substances such as milk can increase its absorption.

Turmeric is an excellent source of phosphorus. Phosphorus plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy bones, teeth, and DNA. You can reduce the risk of anaemia, infections, or bone problems by getting enough phosphorus in your diet.

Turmeric lattes have been around in Ayurvedic medical remedy for hundreds of years. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals and is known for lowering inflammation levels in the body.

Helps boost immunity

Aside from its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin also has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. As a result, it can be useful in treating various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic illnesses. Curcumin is also believed to be an immunomodulator. In other words, it can affect the activation of T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, and dendritic cells. Furthermore, it is able to inhibit the expression of proinflammatory cytokines

Helps reduce inflammation

The antioxidant properties of curcumin have been demonstrated to improve markers of oxidative stress. It scavenges different types of free radicals, such as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. Like vitamin E, curcumin is also considered as a chain-breaking antioxidant.

Research conducted on animals suggests that turmeric can be beneficial for digestion, detoxification, and pain relief. This powerhouse spice can help you relax, improve your mood, and suppress inflammation, for those with chronic conditions. Turmeric lattes are a great choice for bedtime rituals because of this.

Effect on mental health

Curcumin is known to support healthy brain functions and memory. It has also been found to increase brain chemicals linked to better memory formation and growth. In addition to treating or preventing various ailments, it also protects mental health by combating anxiety and depression brought on by stress. It works well in treating depression naturally. When taken in the recommended dosage, it is completely safe.

A recipe for good health

There are many ways to make turmeric lattes. The main ingredients are turmeric and milk, but many lattes are sweetened with honey or ground jaggery. Turmeric latte can also contain ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper, among other spices.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp of ginger powder or grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp of honey or jaggery (optional)

Method:
First, put all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk constantly until it simmers. The spices need to be whisked well to dissolve in the milk. The drink should be served hot or warm with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

The health benefits of golden milk may include a healthier brain, heart, bones, digestion, and a lower risk of disease. In addition to fighting foreign invaders, it also helps repair the damage. By including ginger, pepper, and fortified milk, you can further enhance the benefits of a daily cup of turmeric latte.

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