Golden milk (also known as turmeric tea) is a soothing blend of anti-inflammatory herbs warmed up in a delicious, frothy tea.
Its unique blend of spices such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric; give this mouthwatering tea a zesty punch while delivering healing nutrients that our bodies crave.
So yeah, it’s a delicious beverage that’s healthy too. Wish granted!
What are the benefits of Golden Milk Tea?
People rave about golden milk as an incredible natural remedy to boost immunity, sleep better, heal inflammation and so much more!
Here are 4 science-backed benefits of golden milk and 1 super tasty recipe to make at home.
1. Improves Mood
There’s really interesting research showing that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, may reduce the signs of depression.
In a 6 week study, 60 participants discovered that taking curcumin supplements reduced their symptoms of major depressive disorder especially when taken in combination with antidepressant drugs.
2. Reduces Inflammation and Joint Pain
All of the beautiful spices in golden milk tea contain anti-inflammatory properties. That is so important because chronic inflammation plays a major role in diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, certain cancers and arthritis. Enjoying a diet rich in anti-inflammatory compounds can go a long way towards reducing your risk of these diseases.
Many studies suggest that curcumin from turmeric, has similar effects as certain pharmaceutical drugs, including ibuprofen and aspirin – without all the harmful side effects.
One study also found that 500 mg of curcumin daily worked better than prescription medications for improving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Gives you a hefty dose of antioxidants
Antioxidants have the super important job of fighting against free radicals in your body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can harm your cells causing everything from premature aging to increasing your risk of cancer. Free radicals are caused by poor lifestyle choices, an unhealthy diet and a toxic environment.
Thankfully, the antioxidants found in golden milk help protect cells from damage, fight off disease and make a huge impact on your overall health.
4. Helps you get better sleep
Not only does turmeric help blast away disease-causing inflammation, it can also help stabilize blood sugar, detoxify the liver and settle the digestive system. All of which can contribute to a better night’s sleep leading you to wake up feeling refreshed and recharged.
While there isn’t much research supporting the effect of turmeric on sleep in humans, this cozy elixir has been used in holistic medicine for centuries as an effective sleep-inducer.
How to make it
To make golden milk, you’ll need:
- 1 cup nondairy milk, such as coconut or almond milk
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 1 tsp honey (plus additional to taste)
- 1 ½ tsp almond butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
To make the golden milk, simply mix all ingredients in a small saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Strain the drink through a fine strainer into a mug and top with a pinch of cinnamon.
Whip up a healthy cup in the evenings to help you wind down and rest easy. Health from the inside out requires making lasting changes to our diets and lifestyles.
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