Golden milk does not really contain gold, but it has equally precious ingredient – turmeric. Best of all, you don’t need to be rich to afford this magical beverage since it contains only honey, milk and naturally, turmeric. However, read on to see why is this golden milk also known as the elixir of youth and prepare it ASAP!
Turmeric has become the spice to go to lately. It is native to India. The most active element in turmeric is curcumin. This plant is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects and is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also has anti cancer effects, helps cleanse liver, blood and treats skin related problems. Moreover, it stimulates metabolism and can also be used as anti fungal agent.
Note: If you have gallstones, avoid turmeric since it helps cleanse liver and stimulates gall bladder emptying.
Honey, or the so-called food of gods has numerous benefits. Did you know that over 60 000 bees takes to get one jar of honey? Honey has antimicrobial agents and antioxidant properties that will boost your health, even help cure wounds or burns. Apart from that, honey is easy to digest and cabn restore energy very quickly. Numerous plants are used to make honey. Depending on which plant honey is made from it can be used for medicinal purposes. Blossom honey, the most common one, helps treat allergies and strengthen immune system.
Milk is a type of food packed with vitamins and minerals. It is full of proteins which keep tissue and muscles healthy. In addition, calcium in combination with vitamin D will ensure you healthy bones but choose 1,5% fat milk. If you are lactose intolerant or not really a milk lover, go for almond or rice milk.
Golden milk – preparation
– milk – 250 ml
– ½ teaspoon of turmeric
– honey, as much as you like
– a pinch of pepper – (pepper enhances effects of turmeric)
Put milk on a stove to warm it up and add turmeric, pepper and honey. Cook until the milk starts to boil. Put away from the stove and leave it to cool.
Benefits of golden milk
Golden milk is best to be consumed before sleep. Due to its inflammatory effects, it’ll help treat joint problems and conditions such as arthritis. Pepper will boost metabolism and help burn fat. All being said, it is no wonder honey is known as the most potent natural antibiotic perfect for strengthening immune system. Antioxidant properties of ingredients found in golden milk will ensure you all an elixir of youth could possible give you – youth and beauty so let this rejuvenating beverage become your cup of tea.