Have you heard about golden milk? It’s an amazing drink made of 100% natural ingredients, whose main ingredient is turmeric, hence the name “golden milk”. Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, provides more than 150 antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties which have an amazing effect on your overall health.
Among its many benefits we can include: anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, antioxidants, antimicrobials, it boosts the immune system, cleanses the liver, keeps the blood pressure under control, improves the memory and the brain function, relieves skin conditions, lowers cholesterol levels, improves digestive health, relieves neurological disorders, lowers triglycerides, regulates metabolism and keeps your weight in check and so on.
Curcumin has just one disadvantage, if consumed on its own the bioavailability is significantly low. However, we’ve got a solution for this problem; you should mix it with black pepper. Black pepper increases curcumin’s bioavailability by 1000 times and that’s why this combination is recommended to provide optimal absorption.
Preparing this “golden milk” is really easy, you first need to prepare the turmeric paste and then the drink. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Turmeric paste
1/4 cup of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper
1/2 cup of filtered water
Place all ingredients in a small bowl for cooking and stir well. Fire should be with medium strength and thereby you need to stir constantly until the mixture become thick. It won’t take long, so do not depart from the stove. Allow the mixture to cool, and then you can keep it in a small jar in the refrigerator.
Step 2: ‘’Golden milk’’
1 cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon of coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon or more of turmeric paste
1tbsp. of honey
Combine all ingredients except the honey in a pot for cooking. Place the pot on the fire with medium intensity. While you heat the mixture stir constantly and let it boil. Add honey at the end to sweeten it. Drink this beverage every morning and you’ll notice amazing results in no time.