Turmeric is definitely a health bomb, but the recipe known as golden milk is especially healthy. This elusive name stands for a mixture of various spices and coconut oil and milk, that can be used every day, but it works its magic best if you drink it every morning, on an empty stomach, and before going to sleep.
Golden or turmeric milk (if you wish, haldikadoodh) is an old recipe from the ancient Indian Ayurveda and it is a natural remedy for the whole organism.
Its ingredients are turmeric, coconut oil and coconut milk, ginger root and black pepper, occasionally with some honey since many people find the taste a bit odd. It works very well as an addition to soups, pastas, and tea.
Turmeric treats various issues, such as liver disease, skin problems, arthritis, joint pain and respiratory illnesses. Studies have shown that it treats allergies and intolerances, prevents degenerative cognitive illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia, improves and stabilizes blood sugar, treats depression, and cancer.
Ginger is also a powerful ingredient, helping against inflammations, menstrual pain, regulates blood sugar, fights nausea, helps digestion, and eases cold symptoms.
Coconut milk is high in vitamin B, Magnesium, electrolytes, and fatty acids which regulate blood sugar, support joint pain and prevent weight gain.
Black pepper helps the absorption of turmeric, but it also fights free radicals, treats cold symptoms, helps digestion, and fights anemia.
Golden Milk Recipe:
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- A small piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
- Half a teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- In a saucepan, mix all the ingredients, and heat up the mixture for 5 minutes.
- We recommend you to drink it every morning after waking up, for the best effect.