This is an ancient recipe of experiencing the benefits of turmeric. There are many recipes for golden milk, but I found this one the easiest and the most effective. This recipe involves mixing some almond milk, turmeric, coconut oil and black pepper. Is important to use high-quality organic turmeric in the milk preparation, to get the best of it.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour, Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
A key to make sure that you fully absorb the turmeric benefits is having the turmeric with some fat, as turmeric is fat soluble. Curcumin by itself is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, so it helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
This month this golden milk tea recipe has been my favourite, the weather in England has been very unstable, so to avoid summer colds when I feel with low energy I take this golden milk tea for a week in the morning and at the end of the week I noticed with much more energized and stronger.
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates
BENEFITS OF CURCUMIN
Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.
Has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Boosts levels of the brain hormone Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain.
Has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.
Leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.
Can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.
Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.
Curcumin is great in alleviating the symptoms of depression.